MPI lays charges in bobby calf investigation

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The Ministry for Primary Industries has laid charges against an individual in relation to an investigation into animal welfare offences involving bobby calves.

The investigation began in September 2015 when MPI received many hours of footage containing alleged offences involving bobby calves in the Waikato region.

Charges were filed this week at the Huntly District Court under the Animal Welfare Act in relation to this matter.

MPI Deputy Director General Regulation and Assurance Scott Gallacher said the investigation into this matter has been careful and methodical and is ongoing.

MPI investigators are actively pursuing other lines of inquiry and, as these matters are under investigation, MPI is unable to comment any further.


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