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.

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