No, a convicted criminal - as shown in The Telegraph, he was found guilty of 12 offences relating to transporting lambs to market.
The problem is, this isn't an isolated exception - in any mass industry that exploits animals cruelty and oversight are inevitable.
"To my mind, the life of a lamb is no less precious than that of a human being. I should be unwilling to take the life of a lamb for the sake of the human body. I hold that, the more helpless a creature, the more entitled it is to protection by man from the cruelty of man."
Mahatma Gandhi, 'An Autobiography, the Story of My Experiments'