#TheList smallholder Gary Joseph Clark, born c. 1975, of 30a River Street, Truro TR1 2SJ – kept pigs, poultry and a llama in filthy and dangerous conditions
Taxi driver Clark, who also runs an auto-repairs business named Team GC Enterprises, pleaded guilty to six offences relating to a failure to care for the animals under the Animal Health Act, 2006.
The offences related to a failure to care for the pigs, poultry and llama, that were kept at Trevarth Farm allotments in Lanner, Redruth, Cornwall.
Over the course of three visits made by Cornwall Council’s Animal Health officers and an Animal Plant and Health Agency vet, the enclosure for the pigs was found to be continually waterlogged, with mud coming up to the animals’ bellies.
The only water available for them to drink was dirty and muddy and they had access to hazardous objects such as nails and sharp edges.
A llama at the site had no shelter from the elements and there were sharp objects including nails and sharp projections found in its enclosure.
The poultry was not provided with clean dry litter and also did not have access to fresh water.
Despite the extensive advice he was given over the course of the visits, Clark made only minor improvements to the unacceptable conditions in which the animals were kept. All requests to remove the sharp objects and to provide dry lying areas and fresh water were ignored.
Sentencing: total of £792 in fines and surcharge. Banned for five years from keeping farm animals, including llamas.