Owner not guilty of animal cruelty despite mistreatment of horse

The Supreme Court of South Australia found that the owner of a horse was not guilty of the criminal offence of failing to provide the horse appropriate and adequate food. As the trial magistrate’s advantage of hearing the evidence before the court first hand, Justice Davis was not prepare to interfere with the magistrate’s conclusion that it was not proven ‘beyond reasonable doubt’ that the horse’s condition was caused by the owner’s conduct and actions.

 

Dan Pero Manescu (Q-ART) used under creative commons

Dan Pero Manescu (Q-ART) used under creative commons