Lampman farmer pleads guilty in animal welfare case

A Lampman farmer has pleaded guilty to a charge under the Animal Protection Act.

Chad Mokelky pleaded guilty last week in Estevan Provincial Court for causing or permitting an animal to be in distress. Two similar Criminal Code charges were stayed.

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He was fined $7,200 and assessed a victim surcharge of $2,800.

Mokelky is also prohibited from having cattle or other livestock in his possession for five years.

Animal protection workers seized 131 animals from Mokelky’s property in February 2019. Sixteen animals were also found dead.

 

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