Amersham Horse Trader Gets 6 Months

Amersham horse trader, James Gray,has finally been sentenced (yipee) after being found guilty of causing unnecessary suffering to 40 equines, following a 12 week trial.

While it is not the sentence many equine lovers would like it was the maximum the Judge could hand down.

James Gray was sentenced to 6 months in prison, a lifetime ban on keeping horses, donkey and ponies and has to pay a 400,000 pounds in court costs.

His 16 year old son, also James Gray, was sentenced to an 18 month supervision order and a 10 year ban on keeping equines.

His wife and two daughters have to complete 150 hours of community service and also banned from keeping equines for 10 years … if there is any justice in this world I hope the “ladies” have to shovel horse manure for 150 hours!

The good news of course is the family are out of the horse trading business and it’s a bleak warning to others that think equines are not worthy of being treated humanely.

If you missed this story you can read the whole saga on these blog posts:

Amersham Horses Welfare Case

Amersham Horses Update 2009

Amersham Horses Guilty Verdict

Must say, for all the criticism the RSPCA receives, they did a great job in this case and well done for sticking with it until the end.

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3 Responses to “Amersham Horse Trader Gets 6 Months”

  1. (29 comments.) Says:

    Hi Sally, it would have been more appropriate if had been ‘hung up’ by certain parts of his anatomy.
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  2. olly from Glass Verandas (23 comments.) Says:

    Well it is good news that justice has been done though the sentence really does not reflect the crime in my opinion.

    Any animal cruelty should be more heavily punished than the current laws allow.

    At least in this instance the right signals are being given out.

  3. jann Says:

    Great news for us and briliant news for the surviving horses, bless them.

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