Cruelty to a mare

Hertfordshire Mercury, 1st June 1912


Albert Dunkley, of Langbourne Buildings, Mark Street, Finsbury, was summoned for ill-treating a mare by working it in an unfit state, at Cheshunt, on May 7.  Arthur Davies, Inspector of the R.S.P.C.A. stated that he saw defendant driving the mare in a cart laden with timber. The animal was very lame on both fore legs, and was suffering from contracted feet. There was also a sore on its back.

Mr H. J. Barnes, veterinary surgeon, of Waltham Cross, who examined the mare on May 9, corroborated. Defendant denied that the mare was lame, but the Magistrates fined him £1, and £1 7s 6d costs.

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