Nine ponies were attacked in the Preston area of the UK by a person or persons unknown in the middle of the night on the eve of the solar eclipse on 20th August 2017, one pony died.
A stallion horse that acted as companion to the ponies was herded into a separate enclosure before the ponies were subjected to slashing by a blade or blades. A pattern: targets of horses or ponies; nine victims; and the event of the solar eclipse; suggests the attack was motivated by religion.
Horses and ponies, the number nine and the solar eclipse holds no significance to those of the Left Hand Path, but has relevance to goddess-orientated outlooks such as witchcraft, paganism and the Order of Nine Angles (ONA.) In the case of the ONA, criminal actions, or harm to people and animals are carried out as a form of ritualistic insight role.
It is unlikely that Christians would creep about in the middle of the night attacking ponies in order to discredit alternative religions, since such deeds requires a degree of planning and execution, it being our view that fanatical Christians are lazy and intellectually unsophisticated.
Unfortunately, it would seem an individual or individuals gain religious release from the injuring, murder and rape of horses or ponies; this latest incident being one of a series of incidents of attacks on equine targets by such people in the last ten years around the UK.
Putting aside moral and emotional outrage over the unnecessary harm to innocent animals, one has to accept such delusional and twisted predators exist in UK society, and a practical approach is necessary towards this predator in the same way as owners of chickens take against the fox. Investing in CCTV, alarms and other security, plus vigilance at times of subjective days and events of religious relevance such as comets, eclipses, equinoxes, solstices and pagan events such as Samhain is the only way to keep animals safe from these predators.