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Tasmanian farmer Philip Colin Osborne faces sheep cruelty charges.
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2013, 02:52:05 PM »
Farmer faces sheep cruelty charges 

27.6.2013
     
A Tasmanian farmer is facing animal cruelty charges after dozens of sheep were found dead or dying on a northern midlands property.Philip Colin Osborne has pleaded not guilty to three charges, including one count of animal cruelty.

Animal nutritionist Colin Jessup told the Magistrates Court in Launceston he visited Osborne's farm over two days in June 2011.

He found dozens of very thin sheep;  40 wiener merino sheep were dead and another 40 had to be put down.

Mr Jessup told the court the sheep had very little pasture and had been recently shorn.

Some weighed less than half the normal body weight.

The hearing continues.


http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-06-27/tasmanian-farmer-faces-sheep-cruelty-charges/4785062?section=tas