Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Harry Potter falconer jailed for keeping birds in 'filthy, squalid' conditions.

Kenneth Lea at his falconry with a Bengal Eagle Owl Photo: ROSS PARRY

Last month, April 10 2009, first reported that the 50 years old falconer
, Kenneth Lea
who had contract with Warner Bros. since 2005 in able to use some of his birds (owls) in Harry Potter movies
is prosecuted because of animal cruelty.

Today Telegraph has update report that Kenneth Lea is now jailed after a month trial.
He was jailed for 12 weeks on 17 charges involving more than 51 specialist birds at his farm in Bradford, England.

The 50-year-old came to the attention of the courts after officials the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) were tipped off about the "filthy" conditions. The birds, including owls, falcons and hawks were emaciated and plastered in blood and dirt.

Lea provided nine of the creatures for use in several scenes of 2005's Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

"The best explanation to describe the state of the entire farm was filthy, squalid, dirty."

Copied from The Daily Potter.

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