Please help | 04.04.2010 11:45 | Animal Liberation
"This is about a Guinea Pig/Rabbit Breeder in Nottingham. This man is seriously neglecting the animals. The animals are living in terrible conditions and are in very poor health. He’s using them as breeding machines just to make money. He visits the Fur and Feather auction on a regular basis selling and buying stock. Most look to be pregnant, they have fungal infections, scabs to their ears and noses, very thin, sore feet, broken nails, long nails, mites/parasites, dirty and very smelly. Below is what happened to some of them:
2 boys both look like they’d been attacked by something like a cheese grater, huge holes in their backs( open wounds) and sitting depressed and fluffed up the holes had infection oozing out of them and most of the hair had gone from their backs. They also had fungal on their faces and looked in agony!
One guinea pig had 6 dead babies Saturday morning and was still laying there with blood oozing on Sunday afternoon, unable to sit or stand. She had big bite wounds underneath and hair missing on her legs and belly.
Photographs were taken but the RSPCA have never even asked to see them.
Also another girl had her hair peeling off with a layer of skin under her belly, there were dead babies laying on the floor behind her.
There was a bonfire in the middle of the garden with burning bodies of guinea pigs,rabbits,baby g-pigs and baby rabbits as well as chickens, the chickens that were alive were dragging the bodies out from the fire and trying to eat them.. In the rabbit shed the rabbits were in appalling conditions, mice were crawling out of the cages and rats were running about on the rafters.. There were dead baby rabbits in with their mums.
The breeder said he doesn’t believe in vets as they cost a fortune so he knocks them on the head and throws them onto the bonfire. He is also killing the male rabbits as he’s not sold any since November and having them for dinner, he says it’s not worth taking them to the auction and only getting £1 for them. So he kills them, the pet shops aren’t buying from him lately neither.
On Saturday there was a body of a dead guinea pig on the bonfire waiting to be burnt, he said she died the day before and the 3 day old baby that was running around in the shed was hers.
The whole place is sludgy, the Guinea pigs are kept on a shed floor on Straw, fed Rabbit food that was wet through, the water was in a old chicken feeder and was thick and sludgy. He had babies in the sheds breeding with one another. A 4 day old baby running around on its own screaming for its mum. The Rabbits are in small disgusting old tatty hutches lying in there own faeces and all wet.
MR HUBBARD The Willows doddington lane, off main street dry doddington newark NG23 5JB