27 February 1998
Dead cow in shed for two weeks
By FWi staff
A WELSH farmer has been fined £300 for leaving a dead cow in a shed for two weeks.
Kevin Jones of Llanllyfni pleaded guilty to breaking the Animal Health Act in a case brought by Trading Standards officers from Gwynedd Council.
Caernarfon magistrates court heard that the dead cow had been found by a police officer who visited Mr Jones farm with an RSPCA inspector in June last year.
Mr Jones later admitted that the cow had died from unknown causes. But he failed to ensure that the carcass was disposed of properly without delay.
Trading standards officials said it was unacceptable to leave a carcass unburied for any length of time, especially during the summer. Magistrates ordered Mr Jones to pay court costs of £200 in addition to the fine.