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ANIMAL NEGLECT: Charges Filed In Buchanan County

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Prosecutors have charged a Buchanan County man with animal neglect.

Officers arrested 74-year-old James Hansen Sunday at his Independence home. Authorities took 23 rabbits, nine calves and 15 horses from his property last week.

Hansen is charged with four counts of livestock neglect, one count of failure to dispose of dead bodies and one count of animal neglect.

Hansen has pleaded not guilty to the charges.