Charges laid over cows beaten with pipe and other implements

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The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has filed charges against an individual after receiving footage in June this year of a Northland sharemilker hitting cows with a pipe and other implements.

MPI's manager of compliance investigations, Gary Orr, says MPI has conducted a thorough investigation.

"Six charges have been filed against an individual under the Animal Welfare Act," says Mr Orr.

"As the matter is now before the courts, we will be making no further comment at this time."

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