Delabole, Cornwall: Rodney Pascoe

#TheList farmer Rodney Pascoe, aged 65, of Kylles, Vetham, Delabole, Cornwall PL33 9BZ whose cows were found emaciated and “drowning in muck”

Cattle 'drowning in muck' in Cornish farmer's care
Rodney Pascoe’s cattle were found ‘drowning in muck’ at his farm in Delabole, Cornwall

Farmer Rodney Pascoe pleaded guilty to 10 charges of animal cruelty.

A complaint about Pascoe was received by the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) on 16 February 2018.

He was then charged following a joint investigation between APHA, Rural Payments Agency and Cornwall Council.

Cornwall Council said the animals were found in an “awful condition” and in many cases were close to death.

The authority said five cattle remained on the farm from the 22 cattle and 10 sheep that were found.

It said the others were either sold, slaughtered or put down.

Pascoe has until 1 November to get rid of the five remaining cattle or they will be removed at his cost, the council added.

Sentencing:
16 weeks in prison, suspended for 18 months. Costs of £4,926. Banned for life from keeping or owning farmed animals, including horses and poultry.

BBC News

 

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