Abattoir workers escape conviction

GOOD behaviour bonds have been handed to three former employees of a Trafalgar abattoir after they pleaded guilty to animal cruelty charges.

Former L.E.Giles and Sons slaughter men Neville Gilpin and John Draper, and foreman Geoffrey Harding were sentenced this afternoon in the Latrobe Valley Magistrates Court for breaches of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act.

The three men received 12-month good behaviour bonds after pleading guilty for failing to ensure pigs did not suffer “unreasonable pain and suffering” during slaughter.

For the full story, read Monday’s Express.