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Glenboig farmer admits leaving animals to starve to death

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Published at 15:12 GMT on Thursday, July 25th, 2013.

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A GLENBOIG farmer has admitted to contributing to the death of two farm animals, following a court appearance.

Allan Green, 66, of the Glen Acre Farm, in Glenboig, North Lanarkshire, admitted today that he had failed to provide a bull and calf with proper nutrition and veterinary care.

Mr Green’s actions led the animals to starve to death, an action the man admitted during a court appearance, in Airdrie.

At Airdrie Sheriff Court, Mr Green admitted to failing to dispose of nine animal carcasses properly, with the animal carcasses left to rot where they had died, in the fields. 

He was fined £250 and banned from keeping livestock for life, which prohibits Green from keeping, owning, dealing or working with livestock ever again.
 
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Inspector Gillian Dick, of the Scottish SPCA, said: "This was a case of gross neglect and Green showed little concern or remorse for the animals suffering under his care.

"During questioning Green could not remember the last time he had walked his fields and checked on his livestock and he was unable to confirm whether they had all been fed.

"Such a lack of care and attention is appalling therefore we are pleased he has received a life ban.

"In our opinion Green has demonstrated that he is unfit to be a farmer and it is reassuring to know that he will never be in charge of livestock again."
 
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