Beef and sheep farmer convicted over animals suffering
Date of alert:
Thursday, 16 November 2023
Devon & Cornwall Police
A six-month custodial sentence has been given to a beef and sheep farmer who failed to provide suitable care for his livestock and for disposing of livestock carcasses.
35-year-old Daniel Mark Hoskin from Gunnislake, appeared before the court in Bodmin Magistrates on November 7, where he pleaded guilty to eight offences including:
Causing unnecessary suffering to a sheep;
Failing to care for sheep and cattle;
Failing to dispose of sheep and cattle carcasses.
Hoskin who previously received a caution for cruelty offences in 2017, has been banned from keeping farmed animals for five years, and has also been ordered to undertake 180 hours of unpaid work.