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Bedworth, Warwickshire: Simon Davis

#TheList commercial breeder Simon Davis, born c. 1985, of Acacia Crescent, Bedworth CV12 – cropped American bulldog puppies’ ears with razor blades before selling them for thousands of pounds to celebrity clients

Breeder Simon Davis used razor blades to perform painful cosmetic ops on American Bulldogs
Breeder Simon Davis used razor blades to perform painful cosmetic operations on American Bulldogs

Davis, who trades under the name Lions Lair Kennels, admitted to cropping the ears of seven puppies. He was arrested on 30 January 2019, after the RSPCA and Warwickshire Police carried out a joint raid at his home address.

During the raid, they found seven kennels, in a converted garage building in his back garden, containing eight American Bulldogs.

Breeder Simon Davis used razor blades to perform painful cosmetic ops on American Bulldogs

The RSPCA gathered a range of evidence, including before and after photographs and medical appliances such as syringes, razor blades and forceps were seized from both properties.

Breeder Simon Davis used razor blades to perform painful cosmetic ops on American Bulldogs

A further nine American Bulldogs were found at Mr Davis’s mother’s house nearby on Chelsey Road, including two pregnant dogs and six with cropped ears.

The RSPCA urge people to never buy a dog with cropped ears, and have taken seven of the dogs into care to be re-homed.

Sentencing: 18 weeks in jail suspended for 12 months. Ordered to carry out 160 hours of unpaid work and pay £10,973 in costs. A 15-year ban on keeping and dealing in dogs.

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Blackpool, Lancashire: Simon Broscombe

#TheList Simon L Broscombe, born 11/10/1984, of Bela Grove, Blackpool FY1 – had his dog’s ears cruelly and illegally mutilated.

Dog abuser Simon Broscombe from Blackpool, Lancashire, UK< arranged for his American bulldog's ears to be mutilated to look more intimidating
Simon Broscombe arranged for his American bulldog’s ears to be mutilated to look more intimidating

Wannabe hardman Simon Broscombe had his six-month-old American bulldog’s floppy ears cut back to short points so that the animal would look more intimidating.

Broscombe, who is apparently a hairdresser by profession, paid £2,000 for the puppy, known as Tyson, who came into the country from Holland.

He bought the dog, described as his pride and joy, a £3,000 gold neck collar.

In the first case of its type in the UK the RSPCA prosecuted Broscombe over the ear cropping.

Simon Broscombe had his dog Tyson's ears mutilated to make the animal look more intimidating
Cruelty victim Tyson and his mutilated ears

Broscombe admitted causing unnecessary suffering to the champagne-coloured dog by having his ears cropped.

He also admitted permitting another person to carry out a prohibited procedure on Tyson.

Dog abuser Simon Broscombe from Blackpool, Lancashire, UK< arranged for his American bulldog's ears to be mutilated to look more intimidating

Broscombe admitted a third charge of failing to protect Tyson from pain and suffering.

District Judge Jane Goodwin heard that dogs’ears can only be cropped for medical reasons and the cutting done by a qualified vet.

The procedure can cause pain to the animal involved and in Tyson’s case, an examination of his ears revealed scarring and holes.

He was in otherwise good condition.

The ears are a very sensitive organ of dogs but some owners have the dog’s natural ears cut back almost to the skull for purely cosmetic reasons designed to give breeds like the Bully a “street cred “look.

When Broscombe was confronted by RSPCA officer Amy McIntosh at his home, she says he grabbed his phone and she believed she was trying to delete Whatsapp pictures from it.

However, the investigators did trace messages from Broscombe one stating….”With big floppy ears.He not the kind of dog I want.”

RSPCA prosecutor Paul Ridehalgh told the court:”This dog is a cross between an American pit bull and American staffie.”

“The investigators found pictures of Tyson with his ears intact and the defendant knew that ear cropping in the UK is illegal.”

“Owners want cropped ears because it makes the animal more intimidating”

“These ears were mutilated and he would not say who did it which obstructed the RSPCA investigating.”

Dog abuser Simon Broscombe from Blackpool

Probation officer Amanda Kenyon said that Broscombe-who has facial tattoos- was devastated to have been split up from Tyson, who is being kept in kennels by the RSPCA.

Trevor Colebourne, defending, told the judge:”My client bought the dog via a breeder thinking it had had his ears cropped in Holland before being brought into the UK.”

“He would not name the person who carried out the procedure as he had been given a threat to keep his mouth shut and not be a grass.”

Sentencing Broscombe the judge told him: ”Despite your claim to be a responsible animal lover you became involved in a seedy operation which was a deliberate attempt to cause suffering.”

“You will not name the vet you claim was involved and this dog will have suffered for up to five days.

Sentencing: 12-week jail term suspended for 18 months. Ordered to do 200 hours of unpaid work and to pay £715 court costs. Banned from keeping any animal for seven years.

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Coventry: Martin Carter

#TheList Martin Carter, born, c 1986, of Mercers Meadow, Keresley End, Coventry CV7 8RF – stole a dog from Birmingham Dogs Home and cut off his ears to avoid capture

Mastiff cross Marley was stolen from Birmingham Dogs Home by his former owner, Martin Carter. He has now been jailed for six months.
Mastiff cross Marley was stolen from Birmingham Dogs Home by his callous former owner, Martin Carter.

The court heard that Martin Carter stole the three-year-old Mastiff cross – known as Marley – during a burglary at Birmingham Dogs Home in November 2017.

Mastiff cross Marley was stolen from Birmingham Dogs Home by his former owner, Martin Carter. He has now been jailed for six months.
Birmingham Dogs Home never gave up searching for Marley and released stills from CCTV footage in the hope of identifying the thief

Staff at charity never gave up the search for the pooch and after a number of appeals police recovered Marley from an address in Keresley, Coventry.

The court was also told that cruel Carter had arranged for the dog’s ears to be surgically cropped off in an attempt to conceal his identity.

He even had the dog’s microchip surgically removed and replaced with another.

Mastiff cross Marley was stolen from Birmingham Dogs Home by his former owner, Martin Carter. He has now been jailed for six months.
Marley pictured before his ears were cruelly mutilated by his former owner, Martin Carter

Marley had been re-homed to the home by the courts after his previous owner was convicted of using the dog in an attack on a woman earlier that year.

Carter’s court appearance came after a police investigation across the West Mercia, Warwickshire and West Midlands Police regions.

An application by the prosecution for Carter to be disqualified from owning animals again was not granted.

Sentencing: six-month custodial sentence for handling stolen goods and three months for the animal offence – to run concurrently. While an application by the prosecution for Carter to be disqualified from keeping animals was not initially granted, this was overturned on appeal in November 2019 and Carter is banned from keeping animals for life.

Birmingham Mail

Horton, Slough: Clint Rimanoczy

#TheList Clint Rimanoczy, born c. 1989, of Milton Close, Horton, Slough SL3 9PP – cut off the ears and tails of two puppies

Clint Rimanoczy (misspelt as Rimanaczy in linked article) was sentenced at Slough Magistrates’ Court on Friday, December 8, 2017, for carrying out a prohibited procedure on an animal.

The charge relates to an incident on November 23, 2016, involving the cutting off of the ears and tails of two cane corso puppies.

Rimanoczy also admitted to a separate charge of removing whole/part of a dog’s tail and a third charge of causing unnecessary suffering to a protected animal by failing to seek veterinary assistance.

Sentencing:
18 weeks in jail.  Costs/charges of £7,056.28. Banned from keeping animals for 20 years. His dog and her two puppies were taken away from him.

Windsor Express