Speaking on ITV Daybreak this morning, former TV presenter Anna Ryder-Richardson defended the wildlife park she runs with her husband in West Wales.
Last Thursday, their company Manor House Wildlife Ltd was fined £70,000 plus costs at Swansea Crown Court for health and safety breaches.
Ms Ryder-Richardson's husband Colin MacDougall was fined a further £4,000.
"Risk assessments, health and safety, is part of our zoo licence, which we have to have every three years. We have a health and safety check every year" she said.
"The fine is really going to test us. It'll make things very difficult next year, and we may not be able to employ some people".
A three-year-old boy and his mother were injured when part of a tree fell on them at the park in 2010, although the court accepting that the accident was not directly related to the safety railings.