Posts for Animals

Big Sheep not re-opening until May

The Big Sheep in North Devon has confirmed that they will not be re-opening again on April 12. Although many industries and attractions around the county are getting ready to welcome their guests back, The Big Sheep have decided to wait until May 17, as many of their attractions would […]

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Giving nature space on Dartmoor

Dartmoor says big thank you to everyone for ‘giving nature space’ after a busy weekend. Places across the National Park were busy throughout the long weekend with lots of people taking advantage of the good weather to enjoy picnics, walks and the health benefits of being in an iconic landscape. Dartmoor […]

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Devon charity explains what ‘free range’ and ‘size’ means to hens

The British Hen Welfare Trust (BHWT) has seen exponential growth since being established in 2005 and now has 44 volunteer-led teams across the country that have helped over 810,000 hens become family pets rather than face the chop. Best known for its rehoming work, the BHWT also campaigns for hen […]

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Dartmoor Christmas visiting update

From Dartmoor National Park: Visitors to Dartmoor National Park are being asked to continue being ‘careful, considerate and compassionate’ over the festive break so everyone can enjoy the special landscape. Dartmoor National Park Authority is urging people to ensure their visit is safe, enjoyable and memorable by planning ahead, sticking […]

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Rural affairs calendar from the police

The Devon and Cornwall police rural affairs team have produced a calendar which highlights rural issues throughout the year to focus problem solving activity for police, partners and public with key messages and prevention activity.   December’s theme is Livestock theft Why is this important? Livestock theft is one of […]

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Good for Torridge Council!

At an extraordinary meeting of Full Council on 26 October, Councillor Cottle-Hunkin, Lead Member for Communities, Culture and Leisure, brought forward a Notice of Motion regarding the Lords’ amendment to the Agriculture Bill. The motion proposed that Torridge District Council should express its anger and disappointment on the government’s decision […]

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Successful Devon beaver trial

The government has today (Thursday 6 August) hailed the success of a five-year beaver trial on the River Otter in Devon, recognising its benefits to the local area and ecology. First licensed for release into the River Otter by the Devon Wildlife Trust (DWT) in 2015, two family groups of […]

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Wild camping to be banned throughout August on Dartmoor

Following a dramatic increase in fly-camping, Dartmoor National Park Authority is taking decisive action to protect public health, wildlife and nature. The Authority has introduced powers under the Dartmoor Commons Act (1985) to stop large numbers of people treating Bellever (Riddon Ridge) as an informal campsite and to give the […]

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Worrying attacks on livestock on Dartmoor

From Devon & Cornwall Police: In the last five years there have been 500 attacks from dogs on livestock in Devon and Cornwall with year on year increases being reported by farmers. This part of Dartmoor has some of the highest number of reports to police in the county. It […]

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