R v Heynan, [1992] AJ No 1181 (AB Prov Ct) »

The accused is charged with wilfully neglecting to provide adequate feed for his horses contrary to the Criminal Code. The facts are as follows: the accused is an outfitter who owned and operated a guiding business which used horses. In…

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R v Presnail, 2000 ABPC 61 »

This case involved one general cruelty count and one wounding, maiming or injuring a “kept non-cattle animal” count. It involved the abuse of a woman’s cat by her boyfriend. On finding the cat had defecated and urinated on the couch…

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R. v. D. L, 1999 ABPC 41 »

A young offender was charged with one count of general cruelty and one of killing a cat. The young owners of an adopted cat requested acquaintances to ‘get rid’ of it, which they took to mean ‘kill it’. Another boy…

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Lewis v. Oeming, 1983 CanLII 1017 (AB QB) »

In this case, the Plaintiff, Mr. Lewis, was severely mauled by a tiger owned by the Defendant, Al Oeming Investments Ltd. The issues in this case are whether the defendants are subject to strict liability or, in the alternative, were they in any way…

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Laws v. Wright, 2000 ABQB 49 »

In this case, the Plaintiff Jane Laws, was bitten by a horse belonging to the Defendant Linda Howard while boarded at a stable managed by the Defendant Gillian Wright, and sought damages pursuant to scienter, pursuant to the Occupiers’ Liability Act, or pursuant…

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Acheson v. Dory, [1993] A.J. No. 150 »

Action for damages for personal injury. The plaintiff was bitten on the leg by a horse while she was riding. Her claim was based in scienter and negligence. Liability and damages were at issue. The defendant argued volenti and contributory…

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Hare v. Onofrychuk, 1999 ABPC 93 »

In this case, Plaintiff David Hare claimed that the Defendant Mr. Onofrychuk was negligent in controlling his dog, which caused physical injury the Plaintiff. The judge found that the Defendant breached the standard of care by failing to take reasonable care…

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R. v. Sparshu, 1996 AJ No 828 »

In this case, the Accused, Mr. Sparshu, was charged with causing or permitting animals (cattle) to be in distress contrary to the Animal Protection Act of Alberta, SA 1998, c A-42. Mr. Sparshu also makes the argument that his s.…

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Wildlife Regulation, Alta Reg 143/1997 »

The Wildlife Regulation lays out the specific provisions for the licensing and hunting of wildlife. It specifies which weapons can and cannot be used during the hunting of specific wildlife, and it outlines the geographic regions where specific types of…

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Wildlife Act, RSA 2000, c W-10 »

The Wildlife Act regulates the licensing and hunting of wildlife. The Act prohibits the use of certain items during hunting and limits the places and times where hunting is allowed. In addition, the Act endows wildlife officers and other Crown…

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Veterinary Profession Act, RSA 2000, c V-2 »

The Veterinary Professions Act establishes the Alberta Veterinary Medical Association and regulates the practice of veterinary medicine and affiliated work through the licensing of veterinarians, establishing disciplinary proceedings, as well as by authorizing  areas of practice which may be further…

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