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Dead hogs may mean fines, jail

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. - An Alberta-based pork company and a truck driver are facing charges related to a shipment of hogs that froze to death last winter en route to a Winnipeg processing plant. The incid...


LETHBRIDGE, Alta. – An Alberta-based pork company and a truck driver are facing charges related to a shipment of hogs that froze to death last winter en route to a Winnipeg processing plant. The incident occurred on Jan. 10, 2000, when temperatures in Winnipeg hit a low of -20C.

The maximum penalty is a $200,000 fine and/or up to two years in prison for an indictable offence. A summary offence may mean a $50,000 fine and/or a six-month jail term.

Outlook Pork, its company president Peter Klok and trucker Cornelius Neufeld face charges under the Health of Animals Act. n


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