Heaven Denies Charges Involving Keeping Pigs

March 26, 2014

Cute pigA 37 year old man appeared Magistrates Court this morning [Mar 26] where he pleaded not guilty to three charges involving pigs kept in Paget.

Daniel Heaven pleaded not guilty to keeping multiple pigs without the Public Health licence that is required, as well as keeping pigs and causing a nuisance.

After being asked by Senior Magistrate Archie Warner, Prosecutor Cindy Clarke said the maximum penalty for this kind of offence was $4,000.

Answering a further query from the Magistrate, the prosecutor said that the nature of the nuisance was alleged to be odours, noise, and that there were extra pigs. Ms Clarke also commented that, as far as she could recall, this was her first case involving pigs.

The Senior Magistrate agreed and set trial for April 2014 in his Court. The Magistrate granted Mr Heaven bail of $1,000.

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  1. Naive Observer says:

    Did the Police come and Huff and Puff and blow his door down?

  2. Sushi says:

    Maybe he was trying to save money on insurance by switching to GIECO. Weeeeeeeeeeeee

  3. S.M.H. says:

    I shouldn’t even be entertaining u guys, but you all are funny

  4. Terry says:

    The pigs are turning on their own……………….
    The pork revolution…….

  5. For “pigs sake” Mr. Archibald Warner you’ve given harden criminals breaks and still everyday continue to do so in your Court room. Please ease this man up too :-(

  6. Naive Observer says:

    Just looking at the photo of that little guy, I can say that he is “SOME PIG”. Yup, he’s “TERRIFIC”, maybe even “RADIANT”, but I am sure he’ll remain “HUMBLE”.

    • Wondering Why says:

      I think you mean ‘HAM’ble.

    • Axcot says:

      Charlotte’s Webb – - one of the greatest children’s books ever written!! Great quote! (even though most people probably didn’t get it.) Well done. Very cute pig btw.

  7. #baconlover says:

    Smells like something new to Bermuda! Maybe we can import a little less pork!

  8. Davie Kerr says:

    I’m just wondering if he’ll call the pigs as witnesses for the defence!

  9. really... says:

    Those aren’t pigs! They are just uncured bacon.

  10. Family Man says:

    Oh for Heaven’s sake.

    At least he didn’t end up in front of Magistrate Wolfe.

  11. Bacon N Eggs says:

    Hmmm… Is there an issue about farming arable land in Bermuda? Google “Mixed Farming”! Maybe the land zoning should be changed to residential if so…

  12. Come Correct says:

    Someone squealed on him.

  13. nuffin but the truth says:

    I smell bacon,Bacon,BACON!

  14. Longtail says:

    If guilty, This is gonna cost my friend Daniel some bacon!!!

  15. Gary says:

    They musta been really “hammin ” it up in court this morning.

  16. Boots and pants and boots and pants and boots and pants!!!!

  17. Chris Famous says:

    The Pigs Ratted him out

    Animal farm meets Charlottes Web

  18. Island Girl says:

    So let me understand this, if we can not afford to buy meat in the store we are not allowed to homestead for our survival. What is wrong with this picture.

  19. questions says:

    Did the police get in through a window?
    Will the pigs be put down or eaten?

  20. Hillbilly says:

    That’ll do, pig…

  21. Chucky says:

    ….wonder who squeeled on him !!!!!!

  22. Triangle Drifter says:

    It is all well & good having fun with a case like this until you are faced with one in your neighbourhood.

    I doesn’t matter whether the severe annoyance is pigs, ducks, chickens crowing, dogs barking or even human caused like loud bikes racing up & down, try getting the authorities in the civil service or BPS to get off of their lazy butts & do something.

    It takes months, years to get these things resolved going through all of the motions of cease & desist orders & getting people out to do their job. Meanwhile if you are a tenant suffering you are after your landlord or moving out. If you are a landlord you are battling on behalf of your tenant. What if you lose a good tenant because of a neighbour? Can the neighbour be run into court for loss of revenue?

    Laugh on. Hopefully you will never have to deal with stinking pigs, ducks or constantly barking dogs.