Oliver Chinnery, a resident of Jost Van Dyke in the BVI is charged with five counts of cruelty to animals, and pleaded guilty to the offence.
Chinnery reportedly killed and caused ‘unnecessary suffering’ to five goats belonging to his relative, Val Hendricks.
After answering to the charge in the Magistrate’s Court this month, he explained that he slaughtered the goats because he suspected that Hendricks had killed his dog that went missing.
Chinnery later found out that his dog, which returned home, merely wandered away.
He stated that he was remorseful.
“I felt bad for what happen… I was sorry I did what I did when I found out the dogs was alive,” Chinnery further told Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards.
He stated that he offered to reimburse Hendricks for the animals.
Chinnery, however, described him (Hendricks) as unreasonable for wanting $1,000 compensation for each goat.
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