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A Pottsville man has been sentenced to two years’ jail on being found guilty of aggravated cruelty to an animal after 25 ponies were found dead near a New England truck stop.

Glen Innes Local Court found Shane Jason Dean, 39, guilty on 25 counts.

Mr Dean had been attempting to transport the animals in a furniture truck but lack of ventilation in the back of the vehicle killed them.

He then tried to dispose of them near a truck stop south of Glen Innes but they were spotted and he was charged soon after.

Mr Dean will be eligible for parole after six months.


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