R. v. Elliott, 2009 NSPC 5

After an helicopter flew over his farm land, Mr. Elliott believed his cattle and land were poisoned. He let the cattle deteriorate, without water and food. Numerous cattle died on their own in pain and suffering and were left there to decompose at the vue of all the others. The evidence showed a lack of regular feeding and potable drinking water, a few feeding places, all in insufficient amounts for all to feed satisfactorily.