R v Hughes, 2012 ABPC 250 »

Accused charged with violating Calgary’s Responsible Pet Ownership Bylaw for keeping chickens in the backyard of his residential property. The accused alleged that the Bylaw was ultra vires the municipality and that it violated a number of his Charter rights.…

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R v Harmsworth, 2012 ABPC 346 »

Application by an RCMP officer for an Order to have a dog designated as a dangerous dog, pursuant to the Dangerous Dogs Act, and be destroyed. Without provocation, the dog had severely bitten the arm of a third party. Although…

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Reece v Edmonton (City), 2011 ABCA 238 »

Appeal from the Court of Queens Bench decision to strike the application for a declaration that the City of Edmonton is violating the Animal Protection Act by keeping Lucy the Elephant in Valley Zoo. The application was brought forward by…

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R v Muhlbah, 2011 ABQB 9 »

Appeal by the Crown from the acquittal of the accused of a charge for permitting cattle to be in distress contrary to section 2(1) of the Animal Protection Act. On appeal, the Crown argued that the Trial Judge misinterpreted the…

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R v Hoath, 2008 ABPC 287 »

Accused was charged with 5 counts under section 2(1) of the Animal Protection Act and under section 446(1)(a) of the Criminal Code for wilfully causing or permitting puppies to be or continue to be in distress and that he wilfully…

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R v Piasentin, 2008 ABPC 164, 455 AR 71 »

Sentencing of the accused for causing unnecessary pain, suffering or injury to a puppy, necessitating it to be euthanized. The accused beat the four month old dog, rendering it unconscious and bleeding from the nose. Following a guilty plea, the…

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R v McConkey, 2008 ABPC 37, 348 AR 87 »

Following an inspection of the defendants’ animals, and having failed to comply with Humane Society orders regarding the care of the dogs in question, officers seized the dogs. The two defendants plead guilty to causing or permitting four dogs to…

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R v Carter, 2006 ABPC 341 »

Accused charged with causing or permitting the continuance of the distress of 9 horses by depriving them of adequate food, water, space or veterinary care. Satisfied that the accused was the person ordinarily in charge of the animals in question,…

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R v Campbell Brown, 2004 ABPC 17 »

Accused found guilty of killing her neighbour’s dog and charged under 445(a) of the Criminal Code. With no previous criminal record, the accused received a suspended sentence and probation order for 18 months. In addition the accused was ordered to…

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R v Gerk, 2001 ABQB 87 »

Appeal of conviction and sentence of accused under section 2(1) of the Animal Protection Act for causing or permitting a bison to be in distress. At trial, the accused was convicted and ordered to pay a fine of $3,450. The…

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R v Chan, 1999 ABPC 68, 251 AR 44 »

Accused charged with causing/permitting a cat to be in distress, contrary to section 2(1) of the Animal Protection Act. The accused was keeping a cat in the trunk of his car with little to no food and water in sub…

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R v Zeller, 1998 ABPC 19 »

Sentencing hearing following a guilty plea for wilfully damaging property and for the unlawful killing of a dog. During a domestic dispute with his wife, the accused threw a sewing machine off of their balcony and destroyed it. Following this…

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