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Man to face court over the death and dumping of 25 ponies in NSW
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2011, 04:54:14 AM »
Man to face court over dumped dead ponies

Posted December 23, 2011

A man will face court after the bodies of 25 ponies were found dumped near a cliff in northern New South Wales.

A tip-off led officers to the bodies about 1:00pm on Saturday.

The ponies had been dumped near a truck parking bay off the New England Highway between Glen Innes and Armidale.

They were of various colours and ages and were in the early stages of decomposition. Officers photographed the horses before they were buried at the site.

An investigation into the deaths has led police to believe the animals were part of a group of 35 ponies that were loaded into a removalist truck in the Kingstown district.

Police allege the truck was going to the north coast, but a lack of ventilation attributed to the death of the ponies.

Two ponies survived the journey and have since been inspected by police in the northern part of the state.

But the other eight ponies have yet to be found.

On Thursday afternoon a 39-year-old Pottsville man was interviewed by police at his home.

He was issued with a Future Court Attendance Notice for 25 counts of committing an act of aggravated cruelty upon an animal.

The man will appear in Glen Innes Local Court on February 14 next year.