Two people and the TT-Line ferry service have been charged in relation to the death of 16 polo ponies travelling from Tasmania to Melbourne last year.
They have been charged under Tasmania's Animal Welfare Act 1993 and Animal Welfare (Land Transport of Livestock) Regulations 2013.
The ponies had been competing in the Barnbougle Polo event in the state's north in January last year.
One of the people charged is the driver of the float that the 16 ponies were on between January 28 and 29 last year.
The other is another driver, also transporting polo ponies that day, who allegedly did not have them individually stalled in the truck. The health of those horses was not affected.
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Article written by Edith Bevin