1887 – Farmer fined £1 for moving pigs without permission

Surrey Advertiser

“The Removal of Pigs – William Smart, farmer of Loxwood, was summoned for moving pigs from one district to another without the necessary Licence. Defendant had driven the pigs from Loxwood to Guildford market in a Pony Trap, but had not sold them and was stopped by PC Davies when returning home through Shalford. Defendant had a Licence signed by a veterinary inspector and himself but not a justice of the peace – Defendant said he thought the Licence he had was sufficient – the Bench was willing to believe the Defendant acted in ignorance and only inflicted the fine of £1, though they remarked the offence was a very serious one.”

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