R v Paish, [1977] BCJ No 924 (BC Prov Ct) »

The accused, Howard Paish, was charged with having wilfully caused unnecessary injury to horses under s. 402(1)(a) of the Criminal Code. Paish operated a guide outfitting business in which horses were an essential component. They were used to transport hunters,…

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R. v. Marohn, [2012] BCJ No 1289 (BC Prov Ct) »

The accused, Mr. Marohn, was charged with being the owner or person having custody of horses, wilfully neglecting or failing to provide suitable and adequate food and care for them, contrary to s. 446(1)(b) of the Criminal Code. He is additionally charged…

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R v Fountain, [2013] BCJ No 1613 (BC Prov Ct) »

Mr. Fountain was charged with wilfully causing or, being the owner, wilfully permitting to be caused unnecessary pain or suffering or injury to an animal contrary to s. 445.1(1)(a) of the Criminal Code. Additionally, Mr. Fountain was charged with, being…

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R v SAS, 2011 BCPC 0470 »

The accused pled guilty to wilfully causing unnecessary pain, suffering and injury to an animal, his girlfriend’s cat, contrary to section 445.1(1)(a) of the Criminal Code. On the night of the offence, the accused and his girlfriend got into a…

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R v Gerling, 2013 BCSC 1659 »

These are the reasons for the court’s ruling on voir dire that the accused, Gerling, had no standing to challenge the warrant to search the premises. The warrant authorized an agent of the BC SPCA, or a peace officer, to…

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R v Uberall, 2011 BCPC 0496 »

The accused in this case, Uberall, was found guilty of causing or permitting three horses to be in distress, as defined under section 24(1) of the BC Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act. The court relied on the evidence of…

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R v Chrysler, 2013 BCPC 0240 »

Ms Chrysler is charged with, as a person responsible for an animal (horses), did cause, or permit, the animal to be or to continue to be in distress contrary to section 24(1) of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act…

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R v Dominic, 2009 BCPC 0145 »

The accused is charged and convicted under section 445 of the Criminal Code with wilfully and without lawful excuse killing a dog kept for a lawful purpose. A dog was killed on May 28, 2007, but Mr. Dominic denies any…

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R v Huisman [2007] BCJ No 997 (BC Prov Ct) »

The defendants are charged with causing cows and goats to be in distress, contrary to s. 24(1) of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, Chapter 372 (“PCA Act”). A warrant had been authorized pursuant to s. 13(2)(a)…

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R v Mastin, [2007] BCJ No 1218 (BC Prov Ct) »

This includes excerpts from proceedings that focus on the reasons for the sentence. The convicted, Colin Mastin, assaulted a Vancouver Animal Shelter employee by twisting her hand to get her to give up a leash that was holding Mr. Mastin’s…

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R. v. Barnes, 2005 BCCA 432 »

The appellant, Dwight William Barnes, among other counts, plead guilty to willfully and without lawful excuse, killing two cats, kept for a lawful purposes, contrary to Section 445(a) of the Criminal Code. The appellant is a 20 year-old aboriginal male…

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R. v. Van Dongen, 2004 BCPC 0479 »

The defendant was charged with an offence under s.24(1) of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act. He is charged with permitting the horses and cattle on his farm to be in distress. The prosecution alleges that the defendant failed…

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Kirk v. Trerise, 1981 CanLII 430 (BC CA) »

This was an appeal from a decision reported at (80) D.R.S. P90-530 whereby the appellants were held liable in damages to the respondent, who was bitten by their Afghan dog. The dog was highly excitable for the first few minutes…

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