Cattle-breeding company fined RM10,000 for selling Tuberculosis-infected cows


The Magistrate’s Court recently slapped a RM10, 000 fine on a dairy cattle breeding who sold 37 tuberculosis-afflicted cows meant for culling without permission from the Selangor Veterinary Services Department

Magistrate Rozianti Mohamed Hanaphi also fixed a four-month prison sentence on the SK Dairy Farm, which was represented by its owner, Ainon Nazuwa Mat Jamal, 34, if she failed to pay the fine.

The company paid the fine.

SK Dairy Farm disposed the 37 Friesian cattle at the company's cattle farm in Kampung Lombong here about 10am on Dec 28, 2016.

The company was charged under Section 34 (1) of the Animal Act 1953 (Revised 2006), read with the Animal Act (Amendment) Act 2013 and punishable under Section 34 (2) of the same Act, which carries a maximum fine of RM10,000.