Francis Redmond

Search for a person, place, crime or information

Receive updates by email

Enter your email address to subscribe and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Random Listings

  • Margaret Helen Mathers
    A Waihī dairy farming couple have been fined over $7500 for serious animal welfare charges.
  • Lourens Barend Erasmus
    Published on stuff.co.nz 8 Feb 2013 http://www.stuff.co.nz/waikato-times/news/8277623/Dairy-farmer-jailed-for-extreme-cruelty-to-cows   Dairy farmer jailed for ‘extreme cruelty’ to cows 11:11, Feb 08 2013 A Waikato farmer will spend this weekend in the care of his local church in Waihi before beginning a jailRead …
  • Jason Trevor Godsiff
    Published on stuff.co.nz 31/10/2013 http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/6061035/Seal-killers-jail-sentence-cut A Marlborough man jailed for two years for killing 23 seals will spend the rest of his sentence on home detention. From his parents’ Wairau Valley home last night, Jason Trevor Godsiff, 20, said heRead …
sad dog

Archives


Published on stuff.co.nz 31/10/2013

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/332249/Farmer-fined-for-ill-treating-animals

A Canterbury farmer has been convicted and fined $13,000 for the wilful ill-treatment of animals.

Francis Redmond was found guilty in Christchurch District Court last week on eight charges under the Animal Welfare Act 1999.

In July 2006, a Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF) animal welfare investigator visited a Greenpark property, near Lincoln, following a complaint about the condition of animals.

He found what he thought was a dead friesian cow lying in a hay barn near the farm house. Closer inspection revealed that the cow was still alive but near death, severely emaciated and lying on its side.

It appeared the animal had been placed in the barn and propped up against a wooden pallet. The cow had no access to water.

In an implement shed opposite the hay barn the inspector found a small friesian calf that was severely emaciated and unable to stand. Hay had been provided but the calf did not have access to water or milk on demand.

A third cow was seen sitting down next to a shelter belt and was unable to get to its feet owing to its poor body condition and weak state. There was no food or water available to this animal.

A veterinarian examined the animals and said they had to be put down.

A post-mortem showed that all three animals were infested with parasites and were selenium deficient, which would have contributed to the severe emaciation.

Redmond said he had been feeding the animals and giving them water. However, he had not sought professional assistance or euthanased the cattle within reasonable time — resulting in undue suffering and distress.

MAF investigations manager Greg Reid said Redmond was known to the animal welfare investigation team.

“This is not the first time Redmond has been prosecuted and convicted under the Animal Welfare Act for neglecting animals.

“He seems to have little understanding of the pain and suffering of his animals and did not seek veterinary help or euthanase the animals to end that suffering.”

The court did not disqualify Redmond.

However, Mr Reid said he needed to learn how to meet the health and welfare needs of his animals or he would continue to be prosecuted for ill-treatment.