Expert defence witness Veterinary surgeon Colin Vogel disputed evidence given by vets in the animal cruelty case at the Burton Wildlife and Animal Rescue Centre in Etwall.
The owner Lindsay Newall was charged with causing unnecessary suffering to animals after RSPCA and police raided the rescue centre.
Colin Voel said that the vets had written down the condition of the animals months later from memory instead of on the day. He also stated that weight loss in three horses was down to worms and that a buzzard which the RSPCA inspectors said was in an unsuitable cage looked perfectly happy. He also said that the pig Babe which died during the raid had died because of the piglets suckling on it and that the piglets were fat and it was a mothers instincts to feed her piglets.
Sebastian Giles for Expert Witness Today