Man found guilty of hacking meat off a LIVE COW

Man found guilty of hacking meat off a LIVE COW


A man who watched his friends hack the legs and flesh off a live cow after one of them chanted ‘I want meat, I want meat’ has been found guilty of stealing but escaped animal cruelty charges  Anthony Spencer, 34, faced Darwin Local Court on Tuesday but denied cutting the back strap and two legs off a living Brahman cow on July 20 last year The cow was on the Australian Agricultural Company cattle yard outside Darwin when it was viciously set upon, the NT News reported Spencer and co-offenders Angela Wood, 24, and Roy Young, 25, and Glen Spack Petherick, 46, drove to the property in a Toyota LandCruiser Ray Young (pictured) was in the front passenger seat yelling ‘I want meat, I want meat’, before they chopped off the now-dead cow’s rear legThey knocked the animal unconscious with an axe and hacked off its front leg and back strap When the cow came-to, nearby pastoralists shot it in the head to put it out of it’s misery  The group then returned in the LandCruiser with Young in the front passenger seat yelling ‘I want meat, I want meat’, before chopping off the now-dead cow’s rear leg The pastoralists fled the scene, fearing for their safety. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Horrifying images reveal how 1,000 dogs were kept crammed Sickening moment laughing thugs douse a rabbit in alcohol. Share this article Share One of the witnesses said he had never seen an act of such cruelty to a defenseless animal  Spencer’s lawyer Nicola MacCarron told the court her client didn’t personally butcher the animal ‘They proposed going for a ride. He concedes that he was there and part of it. He says he didn’t actually butcher it,’ Ms MacCarron said She also said he didn’t want anything more to do with his accomplices.  One of the witnesses said he had never seen an act of such cruelty to a defenseless animal (stock image)Spencer had already spent 33 days in in prison for failing to appear in court in December last year Ms MacCarron argued sending Spencer back to jail would be futile because it was his first offence in years Judge Elizabeth Morris sentenced the man to 150 hours of community service.  Wood and Young also pleaded guilty to stealing, but charges against Petherick were dropped after it emerged he was charged outside the six-month time limit Wood was sentenced to three months jail in September.Judge Elisabeth Armitage said at Wood’s trial that the incident was ‘very different than the normal stealing that comes before this court’

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