The Icelandic Food and Veterinary Authority, MAST, is taking action against the same farmer responsible for a case of animal abuse against horses earlier this year. The current case concerns cattle in Borgarfjörður that have been reportedly abused. According to information from MAST, the livestock are no longer in the farmer’s custody.
According to RÚV, neighbours of the farm have complained about conditions on the farm, saying that the animals have inadequate water and shelter against the elements.
According to the neighbours, livestock on the farm are often locked inside for long periods, and the cattle that are seen outside are often malnourished to the point of deformity.
The owner of the cattle in question has also been reported as having a difficult relationship with his neighbours in past, with some saying that he has shown threatening behaviour.
Now, according to MAST, the livestock are in a better facility.
According to the neighbour interviewed by RÚV, the livestock in question had been locked inside for nearly three years.