Haulier convicted of transporting unfit animal

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A Co Antrim haulier was today fined after he was convicted on charges connected with transporting an unfit animal.

Bertie Herbison, of Roguery Road, Toomebridge, was convicted at Antrim Magistrates’ Court of one charge of transporting an animal that was not fit for the journey and one charge of providing false information on a movement document.

He pleaded guilty and was fined £250 plus a £15 offenders levy.

The case arose when an Official Veterinary Surgeon at an abattoir examined the animal presented by Mr Herbison. The animal was showing signs of being under severe stress and was euthanased immediately.