EAST AURORA, N.Y. ( WKBW ) An East Aurora horse farm owner has lost her bid to have animal cruelty charges against her thrown out of court.
The attorney for Beth Hoskins asked for the motion in Aurora Town Court Wednesday.
The judge in the case said no. It has been 2 years now since the SPCA raided the farm, and took away dozens of horses it claims were mistreated.
Beth Hoskins told Eyewitness News, "I have been defamed routinely. My reputation has been ruined. I have been subject to guilty before innocent. It has been a reversal of what the system and due process is supposed to afford, and I have been made aware that this is a rampant epidemic across not only America, but the world by the SPCA's without checks and balances, ruining people's lives."
Barbara Carr from the Erie County SPCA responded, "I haven't a clue why in heavens name a radio program would be allowed to be played in court as some sort of evidence of wrongdoing on the part of the SPCA. It is beyond my capability to understand that, so you would have to ask somebody else why that show was being played in open court."
The SPCA responded with a statement: From the beginning, we've been looking to move this case along swiftly. Hopefully, this latest delay won't have an impact on the progress we're anticipating this month.
The trial is scheduled for May 21st.