#TheList Chase Alan English, born 17/08/1986, of Gelliarael Road, Gilfach Goch, Porth CF39 8SY and Dean Evans, born c. 1983, of Kenry Street, Gilfach Goch, Porth CF39 8RS – neglected chickens and ducks on an allotment
English and Evans admitted causing unnecessary suffering to 17 domestic fowls, by failing to ensure they had a nutritionally balanced diet.
The pair also pleaded guilty to failing to meet the needs of 20 domestic fowls, including a failure to provide a suitable environment, and a suitable diet.
RSPCA Cymru attended a Gilfach Goch allotment to find birds kept in horrendous conditions, and many appearing very hungry.
The animals involved were the responsibility of both men, as part of an agreement reached concerning the stocking of an allotment they were jointly responsible for.
It is believed the men failed to communicate effectively on which of them would provide day-to-day care for the fowl, which led to “shocking levels” of neglect.
A number of birds were found dead at the allotment. Another bird died in veterinary care.
RSPCA inspector Simon Evans said: “These poor domestic fowl were left in hugely inappropriate conditions, and subjected to shocking levels of neglect.”
Sentencing: 16-week prison sentence. £115 victim surcharge. Banned indefinitely from keeping domestic fowl.