Cows in the New Forest are having their horns removed after a rise in cattle attacks

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New Forest Commoner Annie Cooper with one of her de-horned cows. Annie Cooper, who runs Acres Down Fram in Minstead, said: "I take horns off my cows for animal husbandry reasons but I don't see that we should be made to do it because of people. "If you went in to the jungle you wouldn't go and remove the claws from tigers or the tusks from elephants<br />
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Hundreds of cows in the New Forest are having their horns removed following a worrying rise in cattle attacks on dog walkers.<br />
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While many owners are agreeing to dehorn their livestock to reduce the risk of serious injury to the public, others object and compare it to 'going into the jungle to remove the claws from a tiger.'<br />
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They blame a 'decline in sensible behaviour among forest users' for the increase in the attacks.