Record sentence for animal abuser – October 2015

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A dairy worker, Michael James Whitelock, has been handed down New Zealand’s longest-ever prison sentence for animal cruelty (four and a half years’ imprisonment and a 10-year disqualification from owning animals). This sentence was given after cows were beaten, and had their tails broken and were shot in the kneecaps, on a farm that Whitelock managed. Read the full story here: http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/farming/dairy/72798267/Record-jail-sentence-for-animal-abuser-Michael-Whitelock

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