Diana Swabey sentenced for animal welfare offences
Date of alert:
Thursday, 11 May 2023
Devon & Cornwall Police
A farmer in Devon has been given a suspended prison sentence and a ban on keeping animals for animal welfare offences.
Diana Swabey, New House Farm, Devon was sentenced on Wednesday, April 26, after pleading guilty to 16 charges relating to animal welfare.
Her premises was visited by APHA in March 2022 where inspectors found numerous animals in poor conditions including cattle, sheep, pigs, horses and poultry.
Swabey has been sentenced with a 16 week custodial sentence, suspended for 18 months, and ordered to do 150 hours unpaid work on each of the four unnecessary suffering charges. She has also been banned from keeping animals for 10 years.