Bolster Moor farmer appealing against 10-year animal ban
Mar 26 2010 by Sam Casey, Huddersfield Daily Examiner
A FARMER who admitted animal cruelty is appealing against his 10-year livestock ban.
David Tweed, 58, admitted 37 charges relating to the keeping of animals at his farm on Drummer Lane in Bolster Moor in December.
The offences included allowing rams’ hooves to grow so long they were unable to stand.
Carcasses of dead animals were found lying around his farm and pigs were covered in blood after being left to fight each other.
Tweed was banned from keeping livestock for 10 years and given a 200-hour community order and told to pay more than £10,000 in legal costs by Huddersfield magistrates. It was the biggest animal welfare case ever prosecuted by Kirklees Council.
But the farmer wants a cut in the sentence and will go before a Bradford Crown Court judge next month.