The accused, Genevieve Sadler, appealed the decision convicting her of allowing an animal to be at large, contrary to s. 3 of The Stray Animals Act. The Crown alleged that the appellant’s stallion got loose from its pen and found its way to another property where the stallion bred a mare, injured other horses and damaged four gates. The appellant alleged that she was hearing impaired which prevented her from hearing the proceedings and that she was given inadequate disclosure of the Crown’s intent to seek a restitution order.
The court dismissed the appeal. The court was not satisfied that the appellant did not hear the trial proceedings as alleged.
Source: Case Law