Four banned from keeping animals for life after horses found in 'woeful' neglect
Date of alert:
Monday, 20 March 2023
West Mercia Police
A man has been banned from keeping animals for life after neglecting two horses in his care, one of them left so severely lame it had to be euthanised.
Mark Walklate, now 50, pleaded guilty at Kidderminster Magistrates Court on Monday to causing unnecessary suffering to an Appaloosa mare and its skewbald filly (a young female) at a premises in Bridgnorth between December 2020 and January 2021.
Three other people who lived or worked on the site have already been given lifetime bans for their part in the neglect of horses there, the neglect deemed so serious two men were sent to jail and one was ordered to pay an eye-watering £22,864.