WINNIPEG, Man. — A Manitoba livestock hauler has been sent to jail after pleading guilty to violations of the Health of Animals Act.
Geoffrey Giesbrecht, 27, was sentenced to 30 days in jail (to be served on weekends) following an incident that occurred en-route to a slaughterhouse on Nov. 7, 2007.
Fourteen horses died or were euthanized in the incident, according to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, which is responsible for enforcing the Health of Animals Act.
The CFIA has recently been under pressure to toughen animal transport regulations.
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