2 Jun 2017

Man fined for dragging bobby calves

1:53 pm on 2 June 2017

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.