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Petitioning Tasmanian Premier, David Bartlett

SADISTIC AUSTRALIAN DAIRY FARMER ON TRIAL FOR HORRIFIC ABUSE TOWARDS CATTLE AND CALVES

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CATTLE & CALVES STARVED AND CRUSHED TO DEATH.. AUSTRALIAN DAIRY FARMER, RODERICK NEIL MITCHELL HAS THE BLOOD OF 300-400 ANIMALS ON HIS HANDS. HIS CRIMES DATE BACK TO 2007...NOW MITCHELL IS ON TRIAL FOR HIS SICKENING ACTS OF BRUTALITY TOWARDS HIS ANIMALS.

 

NEVER BEFORE HAS ANY PERSON IN AUSTRALIA FACED MORE THAN 200 CRUELTY CHARGES, UNTIL NOW!  FORMER TASMANIAN (AUSTRALIA) DAIRY FARMER RODERICK NEIL MITCHELL IS NOT ONLY SADISTIC, BUT HE IS NOW INFAMOUS AND WILL FOREVER BE REMEMBERED FOR HIS UNSPEAKABLE CRIMES TOWARDS CATTLE AND CALVES.

Mitchell, formerly a dairy farmer at Redpa in Tasmania's north west, currently faces more than 200 charges under Tasmania's Animal Welfare Act 1993 (amended). The matter has been before the Magistrates' Courts in Hobart since early 2007, yet Mitchell has never been properly dealt with.

It is alleged that between 300 and 400 cows and calves died at Mitchell's hands, from neglect, starvation, or alternatively, he is reported to have dropped them from the full height of a front end loader or rammed them with a hay baler. Most of the charges are under Section 8 (Cruelty to Animals) of the Act or Section 9 (Aggravated Cruelty).

Mitchell has escaped penalty to date because he is represented by clever lawyers, and/or he simply fails to appear on court dates listed. On one occasion in December 2009, he submitted a medical certificate stating he had fallen from a tractor and injured his back, and on the same days posted on his Facebook page that he was 'going out to get a hangover'. 

This petition calls for Mitchell to prosecuted to the full extent of the law, a lengthy and appropriate custodial sentence (not suspended), and a lifetime ban to be nationally enforced preventing him from having any contact with any animal as provided for in the Act.

This petition was delivered to:
  • Tasmanian Premier, David Bartlett
  • Minister for Primary Industries, Bryan Green
  • Attorney General, Lara Giddings
  • Chief Magistrate, Michael Hill
  • Police Commissioner, Darren Hine
  • DPIPWE, Alex Schaap
  • Greens, Cassy O'Connor


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