THE trial of a Burton woman accused of 31 counts of alledgedly causing unnecessary suffering to animals has begun.
The five-day trial of Lindsay Newell, who runs Burton Wildlife and Animal Rescue centre in Etwall, is being heard at Stafford Magistrates' court.
In a case brought by the RSPCA, the court today heard of the large number of animals were found to be malnourished when the police and RSPCA executed a warrant at the premises in November 2012.
Newell stands accused of causing unnecessary suffering to animals including turkeys, cockerels, lamb, sheep, a Canada Goose, horses and piglets, with most of the charges relating to the animals being thin and having no food or water.
The trial continues.
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