R v McLellan, [1989] NSJ No 353 (NSCA) »

This was an appeal that was allowed against a conviction for maiming cattle. The decision was on the ground that the verdict was not sustainable on the evidence. The appellant was convicted on a charge of maiming cattle contrary to…

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R v Martens, [1986] MJ No 76 (MCQB) »

The accused was charged with an indictable offence of unlawfully and wilfully injuring cattle under section 400 of the Criminal Code. After a night of drinking, the accused and another broke into and entered a barn filled with cattle. The…

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R v TB, [2003] OJ No 6250 (ON Ct J) »

The accused, T.B., was charged with numerous counts. In regard to animals: it was alleged that he committed an assault on two individuals, using a weapon, to wit, a dog, contrary to s. 267(a) of the Criminal Code of Canada.…

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R v Young, [1997] OJ No 6214 (ON Ct J) »

This is the sentencing of the accused,  David Young, on charges of arson, threatening to commit arson, and killing cattle. Young was alleged to be part of a motorcycle gang and was arrested in connection with a threat to burn…

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R v Freymond, [2006] OJ No 608 (ON Ct J) »

This an application by the accused Freymond and Cheffins to exclude evidence obtained against them because their rights under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms were violated. Freymond was charged with with being the owner of 29 dogs and…

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R v Parent, [2003] OJ No 5803 (ON Ct J) »

This is the sentencing of the accused, Parent, for causing unnecessary suffering to his dog. He unnecessarily docked his dog’s tail causing considerable suffering. However, he had no criminal record and there was no evidence that had been deliberately abusive…

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R v Singh, [2001] OJ No 537 (ON Sup Ct) »

This is an appeal by Kathy Singh from her conviction and sentence for wilful neglect of a domestic cat in her care under section 446(1)(c) of the Criminal Code. Singh operated a pet shelter where animals could be brought for…

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R v Hollett, [1988] AJ No 965 (AB Prov Ct) »

The accused, Nancy Hollett, is charged with being the person having the control of a domestic animal, a female Afghan dog, and wilfully neglecting to provide suitable and adequate care for such animal, contrary to the provisions of the Criminal Code,…

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R v Quilloy, [1993] AJ No 689 (AB Prov Ct) »

The accused was charged with two offences, count one contrary to Section 447(1) of the Criminal Code, and count two contrary to Section 446(1)(d) of the Criminal Code. The charges related to the unlawful possession of a cockpit on premises…

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R v Randell, [1989] AJ No 260 (ABPC) »

The accused was charged with two counts; under the first count with unlawfully killing a dog under the former Section 401(a) of the Criminal Code, that’s now Section 445. And the second count, causing unnecessary pain and suffering to a…

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R v Vieira, [2006] BCJ No (BCPC) »

The accused, John Vieira was charged that he wilfully neglected or failed to provide suitable and adequate food, water, shelter and care for horses, dogs, pigs and rabbits, contrary to Section 446(2) of the Criminal Code. Vieira testified he was…

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R v Putt, 2013 CanLII 53023 (NLPC) »

This is a sentencing decision. The accused pled guilty to the offences of uttering a threat to harm a person, to damage property and to kill an animal (a snake), and of failing to comply with a probation order, contrary…

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R v Robert, 2001 CanLII 24122 (ONCA) »

The respondent pled guilty to encouraging, aiding or assisting the fighting of animals contrary to section 446(1)(d) of the Criminal Code. Counsel made a joint submission on sentence for a fine and a probation order, with a condition that the…

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R v Fagundes, 2006 CanLII 5869 (ONCA) »

This is an appeal from a sentence imposed on the appellant for neglect of animals pursuant to section 446(5) of the Criminal Code, as well as possession of stolen property, and driving a stolen vehicle. The appellant operated a modest…

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R v Pryor, 2008 CanLII 73615 (ONSC) »

Pryor was convicted of four charges contrary to section 446(1)(c) of the Criminal Code. The appellant received a suspended sentence and three years probation. In addition, a restitution order payable to the SPCA was made for $25,511. Pryor appeals those…

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R v Blanchard, 2007 CanLII 52982 (ONSC) »

This is an appeal against a conviction on two charges of cruelty to animals (a number of dogs) contrary to section 446 of the Criminal Code. The two charges were: 1) wilfully causing unnecessary pain, suffering or injury contrary to…

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R v Denny, 2009 NSPC 63 (CanLII) »

On September 3, 2009, the accused was charged with a variety of offences including uttering threats (s 264(1)), causing unnecessary injury to a dog (s 445.1), possession of stolen property (the dog) (s 354) and accompanying breach of probation charges…

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