CANADA: Vets charged with cruelty after horses found starving
Posted: April 23rd, 2009 - 2:41am
VANCOUVER -- The president of the B.C. Veterinary Medical Association is calling the situation “deplorable” after two vets from Langley were charged with animal cruelty in a case involving emaciated and badly neglected horses.
Mark Marohn and Carol Schoyen-Marohn face charges under the Criminal Code of Canada and under the B.C. Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act after two of the six horses had to be put down.
“I think it’s horrible. I think it’s deplorable,” said veterinary association president Jeff Grognet.
“For anyone to be neglecting or starving horses is bad enough, but to have a veterinarian doing it is doubly bad.
“We’re the ones who are supposed to look after them — we’re supposed to look after the fuzzy dogs or the beautiful horses.”
As well as the charges, Schoyen-Marohn