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Sunday, Dec 31, 2006
Animal health authorities are using a recent cruelty case to remind livestock producers that they have a duty of care.
A calf buyer last month pleaded guilty in Cobram Magistrates Court to charges on cruelty to bobby calves. A Victorian Department of Primary Industries' animal health officer, Bill Woonton, says a large number of bobby calves were overcrowded in a pen with no feed or water.
He says one calf died and others were trampled and had to be euthanased.
"There was about 116 calves and they were put into a pen under cover, I haven't got the measurements with me but they were certainly overcrowded and the department inspector noted that there was no room for them to lie down and calves were being trampled and two of the calves were in fact caught under a fence," he said.