R v Gerk, 2001 ABQB 87

Appeal of conviction and sentence of accused under section 2(1) of the Animal Protection Act for causing or permitting a bison to be in distress. At trial, the accused was convicted and ordered to pay a fine of $3,450. The accused argued that a lack of quality and quantity of food could not sustain a conviction, that the execution of the seizure was in violation of the Charter, the disclosure was inadequate and that the trial judge was wrong on various points of law.

These arguments were rejected by the Court. Finding no error of law and concluding that the verdict was not unreasonable, the appeal was dismissed.

Source: Case Law

Jurisdiction: Alberta

Topics: autopsiesbisondistresserror in principlemanifestly excessiveoutside the rangequality and quantity of foodwitness

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