28 May 2015

Sheep illegally slaughtered at Wrexham farm for Muslim festival

Four Turkish men have admitted their roles in the unlawful slaughtering of sheep as part of a Muslim tradition.

Cumalia Acun, 32, Fatti Acun, 26, Ismail Arslan, 24, and Hadyar Ayhan, 28, pleaded guilty to a combined nine charges when they appeared at court yesterday.

The animals, who were inappropriately restrained by having their legs tied together, were killed at Llechrydau Farm on the Wrexham/Shropshire border on October 4 last year so they could be eaten by the men during a Muslim religious festival.

The court heard that following an unannounced inspection at the farm, knives, a table, headless carcasses and meat inside the boot of a vehicle were discovered. [Daily Post] Read more