R v Paish, [1977] BCJ No 924 (BC Prov Ct) »

The accused, Howard Paish, was charged with having wilfully caused unnecessary injury to horses under s. 402(1)(a) of the Criminal Code. Paish operated a guide outfitting business in which horses were an essential component. They were used to transport hunters,…

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R v Monster, [2000] OJ No 1043 (ON Sup Ct) »

This is an application by the Crown for an Order quashing the decision of the Justice of the Peace which dismissed the Crown’s application for forfeiture under section 490(9) of the Criminal Code for want of jurisdiction. The Crown also…

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R v DL, [1999] AJ No 539 (AB Prov Ct) »

The young male, D.L. was 17 years old when he was charged that he wilfully and without lawful excuse killed, maimed, poisoned or injured a cat that was kept for a lawful purpose, contrary to Section 445(a) of the Criminal Code.…

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R v Tobin, 2005 CanLII 8659 (NLPC) »

The accused was charged with injuring or endangering an animal under section 445 of the Criminal Code, among a number of other charges. During a violent episode, the accused picked up a cigarette roller and threw it at a kitten,…

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R v Lyver, 2011 CanLII 54511 (NLPC) »

This is the sentencing decision of Mr. Lyver, who was convicted of the offences of uttering a threat to kill a person and his dog, contrary to sections 264.1(1)(a) and (c) of the Criminal Code. In addition, he pleaded guilty…

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R v Habermehl, [2013] AJ No 446 (AB Prov Ct) »

The accused in this case was charged with wilfully causing unnecessary pain, suffering or injury to a cat contrary to Section 445.1(1)(a) of the Criminal Code. He pled not guilty. Ms. Manning and the accused, Mr. Habermehl, were living together…

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R v Burns, [2003] OJ No 6323 (ON Ct J) »

Stanley Burns and William Massey are charged under Section 446(1)(c) of the Criminal Code, for having the custody or control of domestic animals, to wit: 77 dogs, and willfully failing to provide suitable and adequate shelter and care for those dogs.…

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R v Bellows, 2006 CanLII 23249 (NLPC) »

Bellows is charged with three counts of having uttered threats, contrary to sections 264.1(1)(a), (b) and (c) of the Criminal Code. One of those threats was a threat to poison a dog belonging to the complainants. Bellows’ neighbour (the complainant)…

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R v Connors, 2011 NLCA 74 (CanLII) »

Connors was convicted of uttering threats to kill an animal contrary to section 264.1(1)(c) of the Criminal Code. The trial judge imposed a conditional discharge and one year of unsupervised probation. Connors and the complainants were next door neighbours. The…

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R. v. Marohn, [2012] BCJ No 1289 (BC Prov Ct) »

The accused, Mr. Marohn, was charged with being the owner or person having custody of horses, wilfully neglecting or failing to provide suitable and adequate food and care for them, contrary to s. 446(1)(b) of the Criminal Code. He is additionally charged…

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R v McLean, 2003 CanLII 27492 (NL PC) »

McLean was charged with unlawfully killing his dog contrary to section 445(a) of the Criminal Code. His small dog had been found hanging from a tree on a path. A chain had been wrapped around its neck and it had…

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R v Gauvin, 2009 NBPC 29 (CanLII) »

Gauvin is charged with two counts of uttering threats to kill a dog contrary to section 264.1(1)(c); two counts of killing an animal (a German Shepherd dog and a Labrador Retriever dog) contrary to section 445(1)(a); and one count of…

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R v Marshall, [2013] OJ No 702 (ON Ct J) »

The accused, Steven Marshall was charged with eight counts of animal cruelty. It was alleged that Mr. Marshall caused unnecessary pain or suffering to two domestic cats contrary to section 445.1(1)(a) of the Criminal Code. Two further offences are alleged…

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Cote v R, 2003 NBCA 38 »

The appellant, Cote, was found guilty of arson, breaking and entering, and one count of wilfully killing cattle contrary to section 444(a) of the Criminal Code. Cote appeals that decision solely on the basis that the presiding judge committed “reversible…

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R v Jolliffe, [2001] OJ No 6037 (ON Ct J) »

Both accused, Lee Jolliffe and Ralph Jolliffe, were charged with having custody or control of domestic animals and wilfully neglected or failed to provide suitable and adequate food, water, shelter or care for the said animals, contrary to Section 446(1)(c)…

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R v Bernier, 2006 NBQB 36 (CanLII) »

The accused pled guilty to wilfully and without lawful excuse, killing livestock contrary to section 444(a) of the Criminal Code, as well as breaking and entering. The accused, Bernier, and three accomplices went to a hog house with the intent…

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R v Karolev, [1992] YJ No 186 (YT Ct J) »

Mrs. Karolev, the accused, placed rubber bands around the testicles  of two of her neighbours’ dogs. In each case the testicles became swollen, gangrenous, and painful, and both dogs required veterinary surgery to have the testicles removed. The accused pleaded…

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R v Fernandez, [2001] OJ No 5668 (ON Ct J) »

The accused, Mr. Fernandez, had delegated the responsibility of caring for the animals to someone else who failed to care for the animals properly. Fernandez had no intent to inflict cruelty on the animals. Regardless, he pleaded guilty and was…

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