On February 26, 2020 Henri (Sean) Barrette pleaded guilty in Hanna Provincial Court to three charges under the Animal Protection Act (APA) of causing an animal to be in distress 2(1), for failing to provide adequate food and water 2.1(a), and for failing to provide adequate care for an animal that is wounded or ill 2.1(b). The Alberta SPCA attended a property in the Hanna area on March 6, 2019 where four horses were observed to be in distress. One horse was euthanized while the other three were taken into protective custody. The Court sentenced Mr. Barrette to one year probation and 50 hours of community service. As part of the sentence, Mr. Barrette is prohibited from owning horses or cattle for a period of 10 years. During the prohibition period, Mr. Barrette must permit a Peace Officer, without notice or warrant, during normal business hours, to attend on any property Mr. Barrette owns, rents, or otherwise has control over of to ensure compliance with the order.