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Rabbit abuser reprimanded for animal welfare violations

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09:28 CET+01:00
A farmer in southern Sweden has been reprimanded by animal welfare authorities for the severe neglect of more than 100 animals.

Animal welfare inspectors discovered more than 100 neglected rabbits, several horses and livestock on a farm in Sjöbo in southern Sweden, reported the Skanskan.se news site.

Authorities found overcrowded and dirty rabbit cages with insufficient hay and water. Horses and cows were confined in dirty and wet stalls. Several dead rabbits were found on the dungheap and the remains of two horses were left out in the open.

“This was a case of extreme neglect,” animal welfare inspector Sverker Olsson told Skanskan.se.

The farmer has been ordered to rectify the violations. If he doesn't address the situation, he faces another injunction with the penalty of a fine.

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