Bundook man charged over animal cruelty allegations

Photo courtesy of Manning-Great Lakes Police District Rural Crime
Photo courtesy of Manning-Great Lakes Police District Rural Crime

A 47-year-old Bundook man will appear in Forster Local Court on September 12 after being charged with animal cruelty offences.

According to Manning-Great Lakes Police District rural crime investigator two bulls were castrated by the accused without the owner’s consent.

Police also allege the castration was undertaken causing prolong suffering to both animals.

Charges have resulted following an ongoing investigation by the Rural Crime Prevention Team, after police received a complaint in early July.

Police will allege the offences were committed between June 18-20 on a Bundook property, east of Gloucester.

The male has been charged with: causing prolonged suffering to the animals; committing an act of cruelty on the animals, failing to exercise care of the animals and performing a restricted act of veterinary science without being qualified to do so.

The maximum sentence a court can impose for these charges is five years imprisonment.

The Bundook man also had his firearms licence suspended and police seized seven registered firearms.