South West Wales

Pembrokeshire farmer Aled Morgan's animal ban

Cows in a barn Image copyright Pembrokeshire council
Image caption Aled Morgan was given one month to dispose of his remaining cattle before his ban begins

A farmer has been banned from keeping animals for seven years after mistreating his cattle and pigs.

Aled Morgan of Llangynog, Carmarthen, was sentenced at Haverfordwest Magistrates' Court on Tuesday after admitting 21 animal offences.

Inspectors visited his farm in Penffordd and found dead and emaciated animals and others stood in slurry.

Morgan was also ordered to complete 300 hours of unpaid work and pay costs of £2446.76 and a £60 victim surcharge.

The court heard that inspectors found severely underweight calves and pigs kept in unsuitable conditions; none of the animals had basic requirements such as sufficient feed and water.

Four young cattle and two pigs were taken into possession by Pembrokeshire council to prevent further suffering and a young cow had to be put down after it was found dehydrated, emaciated and too weak to stand.

Image copyright Pembrokeshire Council
Image caption Magistrates told Morgan that he was lucky to escape a prison sentence for the animal offences

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