No excuse for non-treatment

MacLennan, Catriona
May 2012
New Zealand Dairy Exporter;May2012, Vol. 87 Issue 10, p133
Trade Publication
The article reports on the community work sentence thrown against Northland, New Zealand farm manager Wilson Komene for failing to obtain treatment for a cow's painful eye cancer. Komene, who sent cattle to a local processing plant, admitted that he had known months earlier that the cow had a swollen eye and that he had tried to treat the animal himself and did not seek veterinary treatment. As such, he was convicted of reckless ill-treatment of an animal under the Animal Welfare Act 1999.


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