The Daily Mail has published an upsetting article about the mysterious deaths of a number of
ponies, see (WARNING- disturbing content): http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2377782/Satanic-cult-blamed-ritualistic-killing-Dartmoor-foal-horrifically-mutilated-centre-ring-moon.html.
The article blames these attacks on a Satanic ritual cult in the area. It sites
certain evidence, such as the presence of burnt circles of grass and that the
attacks occur on Pagan holidays. However there is another possibility which the
article does not mention, but I think makes much more sense: These unfortunate
animals were the victims of the "mysterious mutilation" phenomenon.
The nature of the injuries, the body parts removed and the lack of visible
bleeding all point towards this theory. Linda Moulton Howe was the first
investigator to raise public awareness of this horrific enigma, see: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJ_PiRVyXhM.
Since then many others have followed, like David Cayton, see: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-tXOKDqthc.
No proposed explanation for animal mutilations so far has come close to being
adequate. It's not being done by people involved in a secret government medical
experiment, that's for sure; if it's being done by alien beings from another
world then why on Earth are they doing it? I don't agree with LMH's genetic
harvest hypothesis; you can easily obtain DNA from a strand of hair or single
skin cell. There's no need to do what is being done to these beasts, unless
there's something about DNA we have yet to discover. We're a very long way from
getting to the bottom of this, but it is happening, that's inescapable, and it
needs to be reported accurately in the media.
See here for background: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byaOf5rXrWo