Second man charged over animal cruelty at Mittagong

A second man has been charged after an alleged act of animal cruelty committed upon a duck in the Southern Highlands on the weekend.

On Saturday 22 January 2022, officers attached to The Hume Police District were notified of reports of animal cruelty in a car park on the Old Hume Highway, Mittagong.

Initial inquiries led police to believe two men chased a flock of wild ducks in the car park, before one of the ducks was allegedly caught and killed by one of the men.

The men left the scene a short time later and police were notified of the incident.

Following an investigation into the incident and a public appeal for assistance, a 24-year-old man was arrested and charged at Southern Highlands Police Station on Wednesday 26 January 2022. He remains before the courts.

As part of ongoing inquiries, a 27-year-old man was arrested at Southern Highlands Police Station about 11am today.

He was charged with commit an act of cruelty upon an animal.

The Hill Top man was granted conditional bail to appear in Moss Vale Local Court on Tuesday 8 February 2022.

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