The smell from Kim Stark’s home, 61, was so bad that someone called 911 to report it. A large number of flies have also been reported in the windows of the house.
Despite the warning, the police were still shocked when they visited the property in February this year. This was written by ITV News, among others.
Inside the home in Wellingborough, England, they found a total of 167 head of cattle. In the Stark house there were cages with rabbits, ferrets, hamsters, mice, guinea pigs, and birds.
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Some were also forced to share cages with other dead animals.
Stark was already banned from owning animals for life in 2000. So, the 61-year-old was sued for causing unnecessary suffering to a protected animal and for breaching the ban on owning animals.
Stark pleaded guilty to both charges on February 28 of this year, but while awaiting sentencing he was arrested again.
Police discovered that the 61-year-old was responsible for several horses, rabbits and guinea pigs, as well as a donkey in a pasture.
Thus, he was also charged and sentenced for beating a horse.
Stark was sentenced to 34 weeks in prison, plus two years of probation. If he commits similar crimes again, the 61-year-old will be sentenced to imprisonment, the police write in a press release.
He must also pay compensation of £5,489, which is approximately NOK 74,500.
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“Although I am disappointed that there is no prison sentence, I am very happy that the poor animals were taken away and now given a chance to live a healthy and good life,” says Chloe Gillis, one of the police officers who exposed Starks animal husbandry.
She hopes that this case will send a clear signal that they take animal welfare seriously.
“If we receive information that someone who is not allowed to own animals has breached this prohibition, or committed other offenses in the Animal Welfare Act, we will investigate,” says Gillis.
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