Three men are on trial for cruelty to 32 cattle. They are said to have renounced the veterinary care of the animals.
Memmingen – The trial against three farmers from the Allgäu region will begin on June 19, 2023 before the Memmingen Regional Court. They are accused of cruelty to animals. The three men accused are a 67-year-old farmer and his two sons (39 and 37 years old). The trial is expected to last until mid-July.
Three farmers are on trial for cruelty to 32 cattle. © IMAGO/Iris van den Broek
Three farmers from the Unterallgäu on trial: Several animals dead
In 2019, the three farmers from the Unterallgäu region will not have 32 cattle in need of veterinary care in their dairy farm, a court spokesman said. They are said to have violated the Animal Welfare Act and each face a prison sentence of up to three years or a heavy fine.
The animals did not receive any treatment from a veterinarian or, if necessary, an emergency killing. They were thus inflicted with longer-lasting pain and suffering, according to officials. 18 of the 32 cattle had to be slaughtered due to illness and three had to be euthanized. Three animals died.
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The three farmers have accepted these circumstances due to the time and financial expenditure. The trial is scheduled for six more days and the verdict could be pronounced on July 11. 19 witnesses and three experts are to be heard. (ada/dpa)
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