Neil Hackett has been banned from owning farm animals, after the court was told he permitted horses to suffer while they were in his care. He was also fined $685.21 by Judge Robert Prince.
Concern arose on Feb. 6, when the RCMP was called to Hackett’s farm regarding the death of one horse and the condition of four others.
A complaint was filed with the Nova Scotia SPCA on Feb. 8 alleging cruelty and neglect of the animals in his care and custody.
Hackett was subsequently suspended from duties pending the outcome of the investigation for neglect and animal cruelty.