R v Henry 2014 BCPC

The judge decided that the prosecutor’s recommendation of a lifelong prohibition on owning animals was fair given the defendant’s conduct towards his bulldog. The judge noted that though case law may have suggested that this penalty was applied in cases with more aggravating features, the prosecutor’s suggestion was reasonable given the importance of speaking for pets who cannot speak for themselves. (“But still who is to speak for the dogs who do not have a voice in these proceedings?”)

Source: Case Law

Jurisdiction: British Columbia

Topics: dogslifetime animal ownership prohibition

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