Appeal from the conviction of the accused for unlawfully and unnecessarily abusing a horse. The alleged abuse was in the context of a rodeo, in which the accused used a leather strap to make the horse buck more strenuously.
In allowing the appeal and dismissing the charges, the Court held that the accused did not cause unnecessary substantial suffering to the horse by using the bucking strap and spurs.
Criminal Code, s 542(a)
Source: Case Law
Jurisdiction: British Columbia