据外媒报道，新西兰Whananaki牧场主沃特莫(Ian Graham Whatmough)因为把不适宜运送的奶牛送往汉密尔顿，违反动物福利法受到处罚。
新西兰初级产业部依据1999年《新西兰动物福利法案》(Animal Welfare Act 1999)，将沃特莫告上法庭。法庭判决沃特莫“虐待动物”和“允许运送不适宜运送的动物”两项罪名成立。沃特莫表示认罪。
A Whangarei dairy farmer has been fined $3000 after two of his cows died on their way to an abattoir and a similar number had to be put down on arrival.
A further two cows were declared unfit for transportation because of their physical abnormalities.
Whananaki dairy farmer Ian Graham Whatmough appeared for sentencing in the Whangarei District Court after earlier pleading guilty to one charge of ill-treating animals and another of permitting unfit animals to be transported to Hamilton.