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Kaiapoi businessman fined for animal cruelty
     By: Emily Murphy, New Zealand News | Friday June 6 2014 15:46

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A Kaiapoi businessman has been fined ten-thousand dollars for animal cruelty, after SPCA officers were forced to euthanase 77 of his sheep.

David Clemence pleaded guilty on Tuesday to several charges under the animal welfare act, after failing to provide the sheep with the basic necessities of life.
SPCA CEO Barry Helem says when inspectors found the sheep, they weren't in a good way.
He says a number of sheep were already dead, and many were significantly underweight.
Clemence was also ordered to pay $130 in court costs.