Police have launched an investigation after a Shetland pony was found stabbed to death.
The body of the small horse was discovered in a West Lothian field on Monday morning.
Investigating officers believe the pony was attacked behind Roman Camp Cottages in Broxburn at some point between 9pm on Sunday and 11am on Monday.
A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Around 11am on Monday, June 8, a Shetland pony was found dead in a field behind Roman Camp Cottages, Broxburn.
“The pony had been stabbed and this is believed to have occurred between 9pm on Sunday, June 7, and 11am on Monday, June 8.
“Enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances.”