Magherafelt farmer caused unnecessary suffering to animal which had to be put down

Magherafelt Courthouse.
Magherafelt Courthouse.
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A Magherafelt farmer has been convicted of one charge of causing unnecessary suffering to a bovine animal.

Ian Wilson, Ballydermot Road, Castledawson, Magherafelt, pleaded guilty and was fined £300 plus a £15 offender’s levy.

This case arose from an anonymous complaint by a member of the public to the DARD. Veterinary Service Officers visited Mr Wilson’s farm and discovered an animal with a fractured leg, in the opinion of the Veterinary Officer the animal had the injury for some time. The Veterinary Officer euthanased the animal to prevent it suffering further.