Abused Farm Animals

Two Tecumseh men face animal abuse charges after a Windsor Essex County Humane Society investigation at a farm on Manning Rd.

Two ducks, two sheep and ten pigs were found dead on the property, while several other pigs, sheep, horses and rabbits were seized due to an on-going lack of food.

Executive director at the humane society, Melanie Coulter says they’re rehabilitating as many of the animals as they can.  “It’s a matter of dealing with their medical condition, bringing them back to a point where they’re healthy, and then being able to find homes for them,” explains Coulter.  “Unfortunately in this situation, a number of the animals were found dead on the farm, but the ones that were removed, we have currently the three horses, as well as three pigs that were removed.”

John Holland and Eddie Blake will appear in court next week, facing eleven charges, each carrying a maximum sentence of two-years in jail or a $60,000 fine.


  1. Jennifer Harcus-Sinasac

    July 12, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    I hope they receive the maximum penalty and punishment for what they have done. This is not acceptable. Animal abusers are among the lowest of the low, next to child abusers!

  2. Rosemary Ost

    July 12, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    Give them each a 2 year sentence and to $60,000 fine. We must send a message that animal abuse will not be tolerated.

  3. guy

    August 29, 2013 at 11:10 pm

    And now these sick people now move to Chatham Kent and have dogs and birds and the ospca just doesn’t care so wrong

    • Sheila Anderson

      September 10, 2013 at 12:20 pm

      You are SO right. Just try to get ANY answer out of the OSPCA, they won’t answer any questions and they are so secretive, you’d think it was the FBI. I guess they are too busy destroying 85% of the cats brought to their “care” as this paper recently printed.

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