Otago Daily Times

Jail term for cru­elty to lamb

- Crime · Lisa Brown

MPI pros­e­cu­tor Lisa Brown had ear­lier sub­mit­ted jail was ap­pro­pri­ate but ac­knowl­edged home de­ten­tion was likely.

Tredin­nick was ‘‘not a man who should be work­ing with an­i­mals’’, she said.

She also sought a dis­qual­i­fi­ca­tion pe­riod of no less than four years in re­la­tion to all an­i­mals.

Coun­sel for Tredin­nick, Kieran To­hill, said his client ‘‘lost rea­son’’ but it was a ‘‘one­off’’ and Tredin­nick had shorn hun­dreds of thou­sands of sheep in his shear­ing ca­reer.

He sub­mit­ted a sen­tence of home de­ten­tion but Judge Turner ruled this out as a suit­able ad­dress had not been pro­vided.

Judge Turner sen­tenced Tredin­nick to 16 months’ jail with leave to ap­ply for home de­ten­tion, dis­qual­i­fied him from own­ing or be­ing in charge of an an­i­mal for two years, and or­dered him to pay repa­ra­tion of $454 to cover the ve­teri­nary bill.

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