PLAIN CITY, Ohio — Officials with the Marysville Municipal Court in Ohio’s Union County have confirmed a continuance in the trial of Billy Joe Gregg Jr., the Delaware, Ohio man charged with 12 counts of cruelty to animals.
Gregg was arraigned on the charges in June, stemming from an undercover video that showed apparent abuse to dairy cows and calves at Conklin Dairy Farms near Plain City.
His pre-trial has been rescheduled for Sept. 8, and a jury trial has been rescheduled for Oct. 1. A grand jury cleared the farm’s owner, Gary Conklin, of any charges because it could not find probable cause.
Union County Prosecutor David Phillips scrutinized the film’s makers, the pro-vegan animal rights organization Mercy For Animals, for allowing the abuse to continue, and for editing the video to show a misleading message.
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