Suspended sentence for smallholder from Lanivet- banned from keeping sheep for ten years – WARNING these pics are disturbing

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At a hearing at Bodmin Magistrates Court on Monday 20 March 2017, Stephanie Pedrick a 50 year old smallholder from Roseland Farm, Red Moor, Lanivet, Bodmin was banned from keeping sheep for ten years and sentenced to 3 months in custody, suspended for 2 years.

Miss Pedrick was banned from owning, keeping, participating in keeping, dealing or transporting sheep for 10 years.  She was prohibited from applying to the court to overturn the ban for 5 years.

Miss Pedrick pleaded guilty to

  1. On 17 March 2016, failing to prevent wild animals consuming the carcasses of 2 sheep and 3 lambs.
  2. On 21 July 2016 failing to dispose of the carcasses of 5 sheep.
  3. On 21 July 2016 failing to safeguard the welfare of cattle by allowing them access to collapsed fencing.
  4. On 21 July 2016 breaching a ban on keeping sheep.

 

For the breach of the ban Miss Pedrick was given 2 months in custody and for failing to safeguard the welfare of cattle 1 month in custody, to run consecutively, suspended for 2 years.

In addition, Miss Pedrick was ordered to pay costs of £5,426.70.

Miss Pedrick was not banned from keeping cattle as there was a lack of evidence to prove that cattle and pigs were not cared for.

Andy Burnside, Cornwall Council’s Senior Trading Standards Officer responsible for Animal Health said:  “This investigation involved some of the most serious welfare matters.  The breach of a Court Order banning a person from keeping animals, and the ongoing failure to dispose of carcasses which presented a real risk to other animals and humans, will not be tolerated.   Miss Pedrick has been given advice over the last 5 years and prosecuted three times but still failed to provide for the most basic needs of her animals.”

Jane Tomlinson, Team Leader for Trading Standards said: “Where we find repeated non-compliance and a complete disregard for farm animal welfare, we will take formal action to protect animals and the reputation of the Cornish farming industry”.

WARNING: THE PICS BELOW MAY BE UPSETTING 

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Collapsed fencing at the site near Lanivet

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Sheep Skull

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predated sheep ribs in March 2016

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predated lamb skull in March 2016

 

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sheep carcasses in July 16

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sheep carcasses in July 16

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sheep treated by Miss Pedrick on 21st July 2016

sheep treated by Miss Pedrick on 21st July 2016, close uppedrick8