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Saturday 18 November 2017

Farmer and haulier fined for bringing injured animal to factory

Ciaran Moran

Ciaran Moran

A farmer and a haulier have been convicted and hit with a fine for transporting an injured animal to an abattoir.

The pair was convicted at Armagh Magistrates’ Court on a charge connected with the transportation of an animal.

The Official Veterinarian (OV) at the abattoir noticed that the animal was almost completely non weight bearing on its front right leg which was massively swollen.

In the opinion of the OV the animal had been caused unnecessary suffering by being transported.

Patrick McParland, Brootally Road, Armagh,was convicted at Armagh Magistrates’ Court on one charge of causing a bovine animal to be transported in a way likely to cause injury or unnecessary suffering to it. He was fined £500 plus £15 offender levy.

Stephen Smyth, Madden Road, Keady Co Armagh,was also convicted one charge of transporting a bovine animal in a way which was likely to cause injury or unnecessary suffering. He was fined £500 plus £15 offender levy.

Mr Smyth transported an animal belonging to Mr McParland to the abattoir in Northern Ireland.

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