A Pukekohe man has been fined for ill-treating bobby calves at the meat plant he worked at.
Curly Woolley, 65, was convicted of ill-treating calves by dragging them by their limbs while transporting them to be slaughtered at a Te Kauwhata pet food factory in August 2015.
He's been fined $500 in the Huntly District Court.
The judge declined his lawyer's request for a conviction and discharge.
Last year another worker at the plant was jailed for two years after ill-treating 115 bobby calves.
Charges against the company Down Cow Limited and its director are still before the court.