Man denies bludgeoning chickens to death

ANNE CLARKSON
Last updated 14:04 29/05/2013

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A man accused of using a weapon to load pigs for transport and bludgeoning 13 chickens to death with an iron bar has pleaded not guilty to seven charges today.

Clayton Thomas Dovey, a North Canterbury 49-year-old, was given a registrar's remand to a status hearing on June 17, in the Rangiora District Court.

Dovey will be defending charges of hindering an SPCA inspector, possession of .22 ammunition except for some lawful purpose, having a knife in a public place, psychological abuse of a protected person by bludgeoning 13 chickens, ill treating the chickens, and ill treating two pigs by hitting them in a manner that caused pain or distress.

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