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:
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.