Otago Daily Times
Jail term for cruelty to lamb
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.