Fiona Taylor, defending, told the court Peacock had been distressed during the birth and after the vet refused to put the puppies down she felt the only solution was to take matters into her own hands to prevent the mum becoming emotionally attached to her pups.
Miss Taylor said her client had an excellent record of caring for and training dogs, which included her winning awards at the world’s largest dog show, Crufts.
She added: ‘My client accepts that her actions were not the right actions that day and she is sorry.’Sure, she's sorry now. They all are.
She wasn't sorry when she was harassing the vet surgery with phone calls giving them a blow by blow account of what she was doing, was she?
Sentencing her to two concurrent 12 week jail terms, suspended for 12 months, magistrate Dr Susan Dadlani said her previous good record of keeping animals meant they would not be disqualifying her from continuing to do so, despite what she had done.
Dr Dadlani said: ‘Over a number of years you have had many animals that you have looked after well. We are not going to disqualify you from keeping animals in the future.’Ummm, what? I'm sure Peter Sutcliffe met a lot of prostitutes he didn't bludgeon to death before his murder spree too!
Peacock, who now has to use crutches to walk due to having multiple sclerosis, wept as she was ordered to pay £750 costs and an £80 victim surcharge.She's not capable of keeping animals by reason of disability, surely?