A driver killed four ponies after hitting them in a horror car crash in a national park.
The tragedy unfolded in the New Forest, Hampshire, on Thursday night with three dying at the scene with a fourth dying a short distance away.
It happened on Roger Penny Way according to Hampshire Constabulary, which is a black spot for animal accidents.
In December three donkeys were also killed on the road.
Mark Ferrett, whose daughter owned the ponies, branded the deaths "unacceptable".
He said: "I would favour a reduction in the speed (limit). Please, everyone needs to slow down and stop this carnage."
The tragic crash happened at about 9pm on a 40mph section of the road near the Hamlet of Brook.
The car, a Land Rover Discovery, appears to have been severely damaged in the collision according to a police tweet, who gave no further details.
There were 58 animals killed and 32 injured in the park in 2019, according to the New Forest National Park Authority.
The New Forest is one of the largest remaining areas of unenclosed land in the country where people's cattle, ponies and donkeys roam free throughout the open heath.
Andrew Napthine, an official for the park who helps manage the area's free-roaming animals, attended the scene of the cash and said the male driver was not injured.
He added that three of the ponies were killed on the road while a fourth fled the scene and died behind a bush a short distance away.
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