R v Fawcett, 2012 BCPC 421

Sentencing hearing following a guilty plea to causing unnecessary pain and suffering to nine sled dogs, contrary to the Criminal Code. The accused euthanized a number of sled dogs following a lull in business after the Vancouver Olympics, in a manner which caused the dogs severe pain and suffering.

In holding that a jail sentence was not appropriate, the Court fined the accused $1,500, ordered he serve three years’ probation, and perform 200 hours of community service.

Source: Case Law

Jurisdiction: British Columbia

Topics: aggravating factorsculleuthanization of an animalprinciples of sentencingpublic denunciationsled dog

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