Rabat - An Irish judge said on Monday he would sentence a local cattle raiser and exporter to four years in prison if a €50,000 fine was not paid by December 1, 2015 and an additional €50,000 by December 1, 2016 on grounds of causing "very serious damage" to the reputation of Irish cattle industry after the cattle raiser reportedly exported diseased cattle to Morocco with false declarations.

Tarik El Barakah is a journalist and Morocco World News correspondent in Rabat.