Goat shooting case put off

Two Katikati men accused of the inhumane shooting of goat have had their court case adjourned off until November.

Katikati sharemilker Carl Ian Williams, 36, and a male colleague Stephen Bowman, had their attendance excused when the matter was called in Tauranga Registrar's Court today.

The pair are charged with a joint breach of the Animal Welfare Act.

The charge stems from an allegation that on May 21, 2011 Bowman shot a goat after it was thrown into the air, and Williams encouraged the activity and video-taped the shooting.

The pair are due to appear in Tauranga District Court on November 13 for a status hearing.

A warrant for arrest has been issued for a third man also charged in relation to the same matter who failed to respond to his court summons.

- Bay of Plenty Times

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