A cattle farmer from the Petitcodiac area is facing a charge for failing to give his cows adequate medical attention but he argues there is a conspiracy against him that involves heat rays harming his animals.
Werner Bock is charged with failing to give his cows adequate medical attention but he told a Moncton provincial court on Monday that someone is after him and his animals.
Bock accuses the RCMP and veterinarians of ignoring what's happening on his eastern New Brunswick farm.
He said he's lost up to 200 animals in the last 10 years and he's posted a video on the internet where he claims to expose the mystery. The farmer says heat rays are to blame for his cows’ deaths.
Bock goes on to say the authorities are refusing to take him seriously about the heat rays.
"This was covered up by the veterinarians and then it was covered up by the RCMP," he said in a video.
The video also shows pictures of thin cows that are losing their hair.
In a pre-trial meeting on Monday, Bock tried to subpoena three provincial veterinarians and three RCMP officers to testify.
Provincial Court Judge Jolene Richard noted two of the individuals will already be testifying. But they will be testifying against Bock as witnesses for the prosecution.
As for the others, the judge said she wasn't sure how relevant they would be to the trial.
Bock wants to call a veterinarian who found no evidence of burns on his cows.
He also wants to call a police officer he says assured him there were no aliens flying over his farm. Bock said he doesn't believe aliens had anything to do with the death of his cows. He said the RCMP dismiss his concerns and try to raise the issue of aliens to discredit his concerns.
The trial will be held in September.
This story has been updated to add more context to Werner Bock's concerns about how he feels RCMP officers have not taken his concerns seriously.Sep 12, 2013 10:47 PM AT