A man has appeared in court accused of leaving a herd of Highland cows to starve during an “extended drought”.
David Cameron, 71, is said to have breached two sections of the Scots law Animal Health and Welfare Act by his treatment of the cattle between April and June last year.
It is alleged that by act or omission he caused unnecessary suffering to 27 Highland cows for which he was responsible at Broadleys Farm, Stirling, by overstocking the field they were kept in and failing to check them regularly or provide supplementary feeding in a time of extended drought between April 21 and June 2, 2023, when grazing is said to have been “negligible”.
This is said to have resulted in “chronic malnutrition”.
Cameron, of Snowdon Place, Stirling, is also alleged to have failed to ensure the animals’ needs were met, by not keeping the males separate from the females.
At Stirling Sheriff Court, solicitor Virgil Crawford asked for more time to consult with his client.
Sheriff Keith O’Mahony continued the case without plea until March 8.
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