Drunk Student Convicted Of Frying Hamster

James White 21, is Sentenced To Work in The Community After Admitting Causing Unnecessary Suffering To The Hamster.

James White leaves Selby Magistrates Court. White, 21, Fried a Hamster and has been ordered to do 120 hours of unpaid of work in the community. Thursday March 7, 2013.

James White leaves Selby Magistrates Court. White, 21, Fried a Hamster and has been ordered to do 120 hours of unpaid of work in the community. Thursday March 7, 2013.

A student who fried a hamster while drunk has been ordered to do 120 hours of unpaid work in the community.


James White, 21, admitted causing unnecessary suffering to the female Syrian hamster after a court accepted it could not be established whether the animal was alive when it went into the pan.

District Judge Roy Anderson told White he was sentencing him on the basis the Hamster Died minutes before, when the defendant was handling it.

The hamster was found to have died from heart failure

The hamster was found to have died from heart failure

Selby Magistrates’ Court heard White had drunk so much in his flat in York he was “on the point of madness” and could not remember what happened.

The judge said “it was clear the hamster did not die from natural causes”.

James White, who is studying International Relations and Politics at York University, changed his plea to guilty on Thursday on the basis that his Rough Handling of the Hamster Killed It, before he put it in the  Frying Pan.

James White, 21, who is studying International Relations and Politics at York University

James White, Aged 21, who is Studying International Relations and Politics at York University

District Judge Anderson said: “By virtue of your treatment of this small, unfortunate Hamster you have destroyed your good character and acquired a criminal conviction”.

“It’s accepted now, that there was Rough Handling of that Hamster, but that it could not be established, that it could not be proven, that putting the Hamster, in the Frying Pan and Applying Heat, had caused the Hamster Death.

Judge Anderson continued, “Had it been proven, that Sadistic Conduct, had been established, I would be dealing with you in a far more serious way, than I am.”

White was also Banned from Keeping Animals for Eight Years and ordered to pay £1,000 costs.

Phil Brown, Prosecuting, told the Court, The Police were called to a block of flats on February 2, 2013.

When Police Officers arrived they found White extremely Drunk and there was a “Strong and Pungent Smell” and there was a “Frying Pan next to the hob with a hamster in it”.

The North Yorkshire Police

The North Yorkshire Police

According to the Phil Brown, Prosecutor, James White told the Police Officers, I FUCKING Fried It?, I Fried It.

The court heard the Hamster, which belonged to James White’s flatmate, Died from Heart Failure.

Kevin Blount, Defending, said “the Hamster’s Death was the result of “A Drunken Foolishness” and there was “No Deliberate Intent”.

Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

RSPCA Inspector Claire Mitchell said: “I don’t know why anyone would think of doing that when drunk.”

Source: Sky

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Man Jailed After Convicted of Animal Cruelty

Eric Buckley was also banned at Pontypridd Magistrates’ Court from keeping animals for life.

Last month he and his wife Doreen were convicted of animal cruelty, including keeping a pony and goats in their cellar, and breaching previous bans.

The couple, who were living in a former pub in Gilfach Goch, had 24 animals in their cellar, the court was told.

The court heard it was a case of prolonged neglect and the animals had been confiscated.

An arrest warrant had been issued for Buckley earlier on Friday after he initially failed to appear for sentencing.

The pony found in the cellar
The pony found in the Buckleys’ cellar

His 46-year-old wife had been taken to hospital suffering from chest pains. Her sentencing was adjourned for a week.

They had admitted five charges of causing unnecessary suffering and two for breaching banning orders.

RSPCA inspectors told last month’s hearing at Pontypridd Magistrates’ Court that conditions were some of the worst they had ever seen.

They had already been banned from keeping dogs for 10 years due to animal welfare breaches in 1993.

After more serious breaches in 1995 both were banned from keeping all animals for life.

Monique McKevitt, for Buckley, told the court on Friday the couple had been on the way to court when Mrs Buckley suffered either an angina or a heart attack.

She said she talked to Buckley on the phone that morning while he was outside a hospital accident and emergency unit.

“She was taken in an ambulance this morning to the Royal Gwent Hospital (Newport),” she told the court.

“It is a possible heart attack, a potentially life-threatening condition, and he is extremely worried about her.”

One of the 11 Grey Hounds Found in Unlit Cellar

Several animals were rescued from Eric Buckley’s home in a poor state

But District judge Jill Watkins said: “Apart from the obvious bond between husband and wife, there is no real reason why he should not answer bail.”

The couple previously appeared before magistrates in Kingston upon Thames, where they were living at the time.

RSPCA inspector Nicola Johnston said it was “beyond anything” she had seen before, after finding nine geese, two goats, a pony, as well as 11 dogs and a cat at the property in June 2010.

The charges the couple faced related in particular to four dogs which were found to be suffering flea infestations, ear infections and oral disease.

At one point up to 13 retired racing greyhounds had the run of the property, which they used as a toilet.

Most though were kept in an unlit cellar, which was almost an inch deep in animal waste.

Ms Johnston said when Eric Buckley was approached about the conditions and asked why he kept so many animals, he answered: “Why not?”

Published on the BBC News Website: 17 June 2011, Last updated at 16:16 GMT

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24 Animals Pony, Geese, Goats, Dogs Found in Cellar

Doreen Buckley’s suspended sentence for animal cruelty

The pony found in the cellar

This was the Pony found in the Buckleys' cellar

A woman who was convicted of animal cruelty has been given a suspended prison sentence a week after her husband was jailed

A court previously heard that Doreen and Eric Buckley, of Pontypridd, Wales, UK had 24 animals in their cellar at a former pub in Gilfach Goch, Wales.

But Buckley was absent from Pontypridd Magistrates’ Court last week when her husband was jailed for 12 weeks.

On Friday, she was given the same sentence, but suspended for 12 months.

The court last month heard that the couple had two dozen animals including a pony, geese and goats, in their basement, and had breached previous bans.

District Judge Jill Watkins was told at Friday’s hearing that the Buckleys had continued to keep animals at home.

An RSPCA inspector had been denied entry to the property last Saturday where, the court heard, they were now keeping four dogs, some fish and two ferrets.

Doreen Buckley admitted that reptiles were also in residence.

She had failed to attend court for sentence last week after the court was told she had suffered a suspected heart attack.

Ms Watkins ordered Eric Buckley to attend alone and jailed him when he showed up.

Heart palpitationsShe extended his wife’s bail by a week but asked for proof that her condition was legitimate.

Neil Foley, Doreen Buckley’s solicitor, told the court the hospital which had last week treated her refused to provide proof she had been there.

But he assured the judge that she suffered from both pleurisy and heart palpitations.

Ms Watkins jailed Buckley for 12 weeks, as she had done to her husband the week before, but it was suspended for 12 months.

Doreen Buckley, who was also ordered to wear an electric tag, agreed to sign over all the animals the couple owned to the RSPCA.

A life ban on keeping animals was also reimposed with more stringent conditions than previously.

The couple had been banned for life from keeping animals by magistrates in Kingston upon Thames where they were living in 1995.

This article first published on the BBC Website, 24 June 2011, Last updated at 16:42 GMT

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