#48: Death Row Dog Named Punky Loses Last Appeal

February 7, 2020 In Episode 48, Peter & Camille discuss the case of Punky Santics, an Australian cattle dog on death row who lost a bid to appeal to Canada’s […]

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#39: Tragic BC Case Means More Dogs Will Face Death Row

The main topic is the tragic new British Columbia case of R v Santics, which dealt with a dog named Punky who was sentenced to death after Vancouver city enforcement officials decided he was a dangerous dog. Tragically, the B.C. Court of Appeal upheld a decision to kill Punky, and said the future courts no longer have the ability to impose interim measures for so-called dangerous dogs like muzzling, tethering, and training. Now, if a dog is determined to be dangerous, the judge has no choice but to impose a death sentence. Camille & Peter discuss why this case is terrible for dogs, and why dog legislation in Canada needs a major overhaul.

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