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Wednesday, August 6, 2014
An Ipswich band who sacked its drummer over animal bestiality plans to make a donation to charity.
Disgraced qualified vet Oliver Lown, from Kesgrave, was struck off by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) earlier in the week after he engaged in sexual activity with a horse and dog and then boasted about it online.
And now, Lown’s former punk band, The 4130s, have vowed to re-record their latest album and donate the profits to the RSPCA.
The band recently recorded their second album One For The Road but have announced that they have parted ways with Lown following his offences and will re-record the album with a new drummer.
Posting on Facebook The 4130s said: “We have decided to re-record the new album.
“Copies of the first album we have and the second album we will soon be getting will still be sold and all the money will be donated to the RSPCA.
“If any good from the recent ongoings can happen, we truly hope it’s this.” Lown had already been taken to court after being caught in Kesgrave with “extreme” pornography involving people and animals.
He was struck off by the RCVS after hearing that, in addition to the porn offences for which he was given a conditional discharge, he also engaged in sexual activity with a horse and dog and then boasted about it online.
The RCVS say he admitted at a Yorkshire court seven charges of possessing the material in September 2011.
However, when he came before the RCVS disciplinary panel in London, as well as this conviction, he was also accused of engaging between April 1, 2009, and June 25, 2009, in sexual activity with animals.
And, in summer 2011 he was said to have engaged in written communication via a computer messaging system in which he made reference to his own sexual activity with animals and/or his interest in the same.
An RSPCA spokesman confirmed to NME that they would be happy to accept money from the band, stating: “As a charity that relies entirely on donations from the public we are always extremely grateful to hear people are fundraising to help improve the welfare of animals.”