Butch Clare Livestock Fined $25,000...
20 November 2007
1648291 Ontario Inc., Also Operating As Butch Clare Livestock, Fined $25,000 For An Offence Under The Health of Animals Act
On November 1, 2007 Jeffrey Clare, on behalf of 1648291 Ontario Inc., also operating as Butch Clare Livestock, entered a guilty plea in the Ontario Court of Justice in Brantford to an offence under subsection 65(1) of the Health of Animals Act, resulting in a fine of $25,000.
On January 19, 2006, Jeffrey Clare of 1648291 Ontario Inc. unlawfully exported a shipment of cattle that were over 30 months of age. These animals did not meet the importation requirements of the country to which they were being exported, contrary to paragraph 69(1)(b) of the Health of Animals Regulations. Therefore, an offence of the Health of Animals Act was committed.
In this instance, the cattle were being exported to the United States. Following the detection of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in Canada in May 2003, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) restricted the importation of Canadian ruminant livestock. Cattle must be less than 30 months of age when exported to the U.S.
This prosecution bulletin is available on the CFIA website at: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/projud/2007/20071119e.shtml.