A Maine judge has banned a man from farming for life after authorities seized 105 animals from his farm.
Animal welfare officials say they found filthy conditions at Marc Calcia's farm in Sorrento. The Bangor Daily News reports officials seized 75 chickens, 10 ducks, 15 rabbits and five pigs and brought them to shelters.
Justice Bruce Mallonee ordered the ban, saying that the 53-year-old had violated an April 2018 deferred disposition agreement that required him to clean up the farm.
Calcia has been issued at least 13 court summonses alleging animal cruelty since August 2017. He said the livestock were cared for appropriately and that assessments of the animals' condition by various state officials were contradictory. He said he has hopes that his lawyer can get the order reversed.