According to the public prosecutor's office, two farmers should go to prison because of the torment of several dozen untreated, sick cattle on Allgäu farms. On Wednesday, the prosecution requested two and a half years and two years and ten months in prison for the two accused, father and son, in the trial before the Memmingen district court.
The defenders, however, pleaded for suspended sentences. The farmers had admitted in principle that they had not taken proper care of their animals and that some cattle had suffered as a result. The criminal court will announce the verdict next Tuesday.
The company of the accused in Bad Grönenbach (Unterallgäu district) hit the headlines in 2019 in the course of the so-called Allgäu animal welfare scandal. At that time, several farms were targeted by investigators after an animal welfare organization published videos allegedly showing cases of animal cruelty on a large farm. In the course of the coming year, the operators of two other farms are also to answer in court.