Two Protesters have been Sentenced from Protest Last Fall

Jul 09, 2020

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Two people charged following a protest at a turkey farm in southern Alberta last September, received conditional discharges in court this week.
Maxwell Mah of Edmonton and Claire Buchanan of Calgary were each facing one count of break and enter to commit mischief. They both pleaded guilty and each received the conditional discharge, which includes no contact with the farm. They can't post anything publicly about the farm and can't come within 50 metres of any location where animals are kept. The third person charged, Kennedy Herbert of Pincher Creek will be in court on Friday. The trio was among about 60 people who held a protest at the Jumbo Valley Hutterite turkey farm near Fort McLeod. Some of the birds were set free. They were later recaptured but had to be destroyed. The protest led to new government regulations and fines against people who trespass on farms and ranches.
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