New Forest District Council have announced that they are inspecting coastal areas in the district after reports of palm oil being washed up on neighbouring beaches. This would include Milford on Sea Beach and dog owners are advised to keep their dogs on leads.
Palm oil is toxic to dogs and if ingested can cause a fatal reaction. (The images below show what it looks like.)
The NFDC coastal manager advises, “Dog owners walking on or near the beaches should keep an eye out for any palm oil deposits and if they see any keep their pets off the beach.”
“If we find any palm oil, we will remove it but it is possible that more could come ashore.”
Members of the public can report sightings of palm oil to: