#TheList horse dealer Jacquelyn S Johnson, Lower Stadmoreslow Farm, Stadmoreslow Lane, Stoke-on-Trent ST7 4SH – allowed horses and donkeys to be kept in squalid conditions
Jackie Johnson, who is the mother of another convicted horse abuser Claire Machin, was charged under Section 9 and Section 4 of the Animal Welfare Act 2006 for animal cruelty and failing to provide a duty of care to the animals under her control.
The case was investigated by Staffordshire County Council’s Animal Health team following the execution of a warrant at the dealer’s yard, along with officers from Staffordshire Police, World Horse Welfare, the Donkey Sanctuary and the RSPCA.
Visits to the farm by officers revealed horses kept in poor condition, in dirty stables with no dry lying area. Horses outside the stables had no shelter and were wet and dirty.
One pony was found collapsed in a field, covered with rugs and tarpaulin. After being examined by a vet, it was put to sleep. A second pony was found on the site with injuries and also had to be euthanized.
Further visits were made to Stadmoreslow Farm, where another four horses were taken away and several put to sleep due to their condition.
Sentencing: 12 week sentence for each offence, suspended for 12 months; ordered to pay nearly £3,500 plus an £80 victim surcharge. Disqualified from having anything further to do with horses, donkeys and ponies indefinitely.
2019 update: Lower Stadmoreslow Farm is now in the name of Johnson’s son Wayne Sallis who continues to trade horses from the premises.
Claire Machin, Johnson’s daughter and a convicted horse abuser in her own right, has now taken to calling herself Mandy Ding.
The Machins/Johnsons/Sallises are travellers.