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Friday July 12th, 2013

Posted at 7:16am

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The Windsor/Essex County Humane Society has charged two Tecumseh men with alleged animal cruelty following a five month investigation into animal abuse and neglect at a Manning Road farm.

John Holland has been charged under the Ontario SPCA Act with one count of causing distress to an animal, four counts of permitting distress, and three counts of failing to comply with prescribed standards of care for animals.

Officials say that the charges relate to three horses, two ducks, fourteen pigs, six sheep, twelve rabbits, and ten chickens. The two ducks, two sheep, and ten pigs were found dead on the farm, along with one pig in such severe distress that he had to be immediately euthanized. One horse was seized for urgent medical reasons, and two horses, twelve rabbits, three pigs, four sheep, and ten chickens were seized due to an ongoing lack of food.

Additionally, Eddie Blake was also charged under the Ontario SPCA Act with one count of causing distress to an animal, one count of permitting distress, and two counts of failing to comply with prescribed standards of care for animals.

Each of the charges carries a maximum sentence of two years in prison or a $60,000 fine. Both men are scheduled to make their first court appearance on Monday July 29th.

The three horses seized along with three pigs have recovered and are currently available for adoption from the Windsor/Essex County Humane Society.

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