Farmer who killed swans with shepherd's crook fined



A farmer who killed two swans by battering them around the head with his shepherd's crook has been fined £7,500.
David Thompson, 80, from Snargate in Kent, was filmed striking the birds by a coastguard helicopter crew on a training exercise. He injured a third.
He admitted intentionally killing and/or injuring mute swans and was sentenced by magistrates in Canterbury.
The RSPCA said the swans would have suffered and it would not have been a quick death.
A spokesman for the animal charity, which brought the prosecution, said the farmer had "brutally" beaten the swans.
He said the... read more

 
29 November 2016 in Regional, Views: 53
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