Mr William Lloret-Jones of Fable Farm, Stow Cum Quy, pleaded guilty to two breaches of the Animal Welfare Act and two under the Animal By-Products Regulation at Cambridge Magistrates' Court, following an investigation by Cambridgeshire County Council Trading Standards officers.

Trading Standards made a number of inspections and issued improvement notices for failing to provide suitable conditions for his pigs and for the improper disposal of animal remains.

Officers monitored Mr Lloret-Jones conduct since January 2015 and advised him on a number of occasions on the needs of his animals, and on the need to dispose of animal remains in accordance with animal by-product rules. Despite the extensive advice offered to Mr Lloret-Jones, problems persisted resulting in last week's prosecution and the subsequent £1,000 fine and court costs of £1,260.

Aileen Andrews, Service Manager for Cambridgeshire County Council Trading Standards said: "This case demonstrates that we will take action in cases where our officers have provided significant advice and guidance to farmers, over a long period of time, and where that advice has been persistently ignored resulting in the poor welfare of animals or breaches of legislation."


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