Farmer fined after leaving animals to starve

A Lanarkshire farmer who left cattle to starve to death on his holding in Glenboig has been fined and banned from keeping animals for life.

Allan Green, 66, of Glen Acre Farm, was fined £250 at Airdrie Sheriff Court, where he admitted failing to provide the animals with proper nutrition and veterinary care. Two animals, a Highland bull and calf, died from starvation at the farm.

Mr Green also admitted to failing to dispose of nine animal carcasses which were found rotting in fields where they had died.

Gillian Dick of the Scottish Society for the Protection of Animals 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.

The Scottish Society for the Protection of Animals reported that carcasses were found rotting in the fields.

“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.”

Green case
A Scottish court heard that livestock on the Glenboig holding had not been given proper nutrition.

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