The animal was left tied to a tree with no food for four weeks.
"We don't normally think of what happens behind the scenes, but this is unfortunately the reality."
He was also put under two years' intensive supervision.
It comes as pressure builds in New Zealand for the Government to ban the practice.
The findings of a review launched last year weighing up banning the practice have yet to be released.
The flight marks the culmination of years of campaigning by American singer Cher.
Farrowing crates were recently ruled to be unlawful.
Without enough shearers, sheep will suffer in the summer heat.
The standards were "unlawful and invalid", the court ruled.