Farmer is accused of ploughing his car into a cow, breaking its leg and slitting its throat before letting his dogs tear the wounded animal apart
- Man accused of driving into a cow and slitting its throat in New South Wales
- Cow’s owner found the animal and was forced to euthanise it and called police
- The 37-year-old man has been charged with several animal cruelty offences
A man has been accused of deliberately driving into a cow and slitting its throat.
The 37-year-old in December became aware of young cows, known as heifers, grazing on his Brookfield property in the New South Wales Hunter region. The heifers were not his, NSW Police said in a statement on Friday.
The man allegedly got into his vehicle and drove into one of the cows, breaking its leg, before slitting its throat and releasing his dogs onto the injured animal.
A man has been accused of running down a cow with his car and slitting its throat in the NSW Hunter region (file image)
When the cow’s owner found the animal, he was forced to euthanise it and reported the incident to police.
The 37-year-old man was on Thursday charged with several animal cruelty offences including torture, beating and seriously injuring an animal.
He was given conditional bail to appear at Dungog Local Court on March 11.