Farmer and haulier convicted at Coleraine court

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Mark McCurdy, Portbraddan Road, Bushmills has been convicted at Coleraine Magistrates’ Court of one charge of transporting an animal that was not fit for the journey.

Mr McCurdy pleaded guilty and was fined £750 plus £15 offenders levy.

Philip McCurdy, Whitepark Road, Dunseverick, Bushmills was convicted today at Coleraine Magistrates’ Court of one charge of transporting an animal that was not fit for the journey.

Mr McCurdy pleaded guilty and was fined £500 plus £15 offenders levy.

Philip McCurdy transported an animal belonging to Mark McCurdy to an abattoir in Northern Ireland.

The Official Veterinarian (OV) at the abattoir described the condition of the animal as being not fit for transport. In the opinion of the OV, the animals lameness was due to a fracture of the left femur and transporting it caused the animal severe pain and unnecessary suffering.