I have read reports where people have been imprisoned for things that I did not believe needed a custodial sentence yet cruelty like this should surely receive a custodial sentence if only for 2 weeks.
So he has been banned from owning and breeding dogs and given a suspended prison sentence and ordered to pay costs but where is the punishment?
Puppy cruelty farmer is sentenced
Peter Hughes kept dogs chained up in waterlogged conditions
Peter Hughes, 71, was found to have 64 dogs at his sheep farm at Halkyn, Flintshire, but a licence for only 12.
Hughes admitted causing unnecessary suffering, breeding without a licence, and breaching his pet shop licence.
His three-month jail term was suspended for two years, and he was banned from owning a dog for 10 years.
He was also banned from applying for a licence to breed puppies for 10 years, and was ordered to pay £6,000 costs.
The court officials found dogs chained up in waterlogged conditions, many with infections and ulcerated feet.
Prosecuting barrister Chris Moss said council officials and RSPCA inspectors found 64 dogs in "generally filthy and unhygienic conditions" and many with health problems.