Animal cruelty officers to investigate whether 200 Sask. cattle died from neglect

Glenn Straub, president of Shamrock Grazing Ltd., defends the placement of the animals in the pasture, their access to water and their supervision. (Kendall Latimer/CBC)

By Bonnie Allen, CBC News, July 11, 2017 

Pasture company president defends care of animals

Animal protection officers have begun their investigation into whether 200 cattle died in southwestern Saskatchewan due to neglect.

An officer is visiting the pasture near Shamrock, Sask., on Tuesday, still littered with rotting carcasses, to interview anyone who was responsible for caring for the livestock.

“The question we’ll be trying to answer is: was there neglect on the part of the people that were caring for the animals?” said Kaley Pugh, executive director of Animal Protection Services of Saskatchewan.

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