RCMP charge four following animal activist protest at turkey barn

Charges have been laid in the September long weekend activist protest at a rural Alberta turkey barn. In the morning hours of September 2, protesters gathered along the highway adjacent to the Jumbo Valley Colony turkey barn near Fort MacLeod, Alta., some of whom entered the barn illegally.

RCMP were called to the scene around 7:15 a.m., and by noon the situation was “resolved peacefully” with the land owner and protesters. Following an investigation, four individuals – two women, one man, and one teen – have each been charged with one count of break and enter to commit mischief.

Forty-six year-old Maxwell Ming Mah of Edmonton, 28-year-old Claire Buchanan of Calgary, and 24-year-old Kennadi Rae Herbert of Pincher Creek were charged with their alleged involvement in the incident. A 16-year-old girl from Calgary was also charged but cannot be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

All have been released and will appear in provincial courts next month.

2 thoughts on “RCMP charge four following animal activist protest at turkey barn

  1. They only protest to get the media coverage at no cost. Put a restriction or fine on the media showing the event. In most cases the media are the first ones there.

  2. They should have all been charged with trespassing and entering a biosecure barn. What if they would have brought some disease in that could cause all the birds to be discarded

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