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Shetland pony shot, mistaken for a fox

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A hunter who shot dead a 10-year-old girl's "beautiful" pet Shetland pony - claiming he had mistaken it for a fox - has been ordered to do 120 hours of unpaid work and pay £500 compensation to the owners.

Samuel McLean of Greenville Avenue, Ballymoney, Co Antrim, was sentenced at Coleraine Magistrates Court after pleading guilty to a charge of criminal damage at an earlier hearing.

The court heard the 30-year-old was 'lamping' for foxes in the Castleroe area near Coleraine last August when the fatal shot was fired.

He told police he'd shot at what he believed was a fox, lost sight of the animal, then fired again when it reappeared.


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Stupid, stupid, stupid people.....:(

How could you????.........nevermind.....

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