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Michigan wolf hunt: Farmer charged with animal cruelty in death of taxpayers’ ‘guard donkeys’

An Upper Peninsula cattle farmer at the center of an MLive.com investigation into Michigan’s first wolf hunt has been charged with animal cruelty involving “guard donkeys” provided by taxpayers to protect his herd.

John Koski, 68, of Bessemer, is accused of neglecting two donkeys provided by the state that died. A third was removed from the farm because of ill health, officials said.

The misdemeanor charge is punishable by up to one year in jail and a $2,000 fine. Koski was arraigned on Dec. 3 and has a pretrial hearing on Dec. 17…

Read the entire article on mlive.com: Michigan wolf hunt: Farmer charged with animal cruelty in death of taxpayers’ ‘guard donkeys’

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