Thursday, June 16, 2017 

 

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Guilty Pleas in Cattle Abuse Case

Courts send strong message to offenders

Staff w/files from Mercy for Animals/Voice photo

 

Jeff Kooyman, who was upbeat after allegations surfaced. Here he stands next to the company's milking turntable.

 

ourt went all day Wednesday said Mercy for

Animals in an e-mail to The Voice, adding they had a rep in court for the pleas.

 

Three of four former employees: Genereux; Blackwell and Larson plead no contest to animal cruelty. A fourth, Albot, is scheduled to appear in court June 27th.

Crown prosecutors are seeking the following sentences:

Mr. Larson: 20 days in jail, a $4,000 fine, a one year prohibition on owning or caring for large animals, and from receiving remuneration from working with animals (joint submission).

Mr. Blackwell: no jail time, a $7,000 fine, a three-year prohibition on owning or caring for animals, and from receiving remuneration from working with animals (joint submission).

Mr. Genereux: 60 to 90 days in jail, a three-year prohibition on owning or caring for animals, and from receiving remuneration from working with animals.

Watch The Voice for more on this later from Mercy for Animals.

 


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