Friday, 2 October 2015

Dartmoor ponies to be painted in bid to cut road deaths

By Chris EllisBBC News Online

Reflective paint is set to be put on Dartmoor's livestock in a bid to cut the number of animals being killed by vehicles.

The idea is from a project in Finland where reindeer antlers were painted.

Blue paint has been placed on privately-owned ponies to see how durable it is, with reflective beads to be added to the paint later.

The Dartmoor Livestock Protection Society (DLPS) scheme has been backed by the national park authority.

The paint will appear "really bright" when headlights are shone on it, project organisers said.

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