Suzanne Jenkins, the British woman reported of starving her horses to death in Cadiz, Spain appeared in a UK court this week. She faced charges relating to the welfare of equines under her care at her Gloucestershire stables in the UK.
Jenkins, 33, was convicted of 3 charges of causing unnecessary suffering and 4 charges of poor husbandry under the Animal Welfare Act 2006. She has been banned from keeping horses for 2 yrs, given a £600 fine plus costs of £400 and has also lost 5 horses under a Deprivation Order.
Unfortunately, this ban does not extend to her keeping around 38 other horses at her stud in Spain, where at least 16 horses have been found dead.
An RSPCA spokeswoman later said the Spanish case made this one “pale into insignificance.”
We’ll keep you posted on further reports from the Spanish side in due course.