R v Chrysler, 2013 BCPC 0241 (CanLII) »

This is the sentencing of Ms. Chrysler after bing found guilty of being a person responsible for horses, and having caused or permitted the horses to be in distress, contrary to s. 24(1) of the PCA. Ms. Chrysler was guilty…

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R v Gerling, 2013 BCSC 2503 (CanLII) »

The accused, Mr. Gerling, was charged with two counts, Count 1 being that he did wilfully cause unnecessary pain or suffering to dogs, contrary to s. 445.1(1)(a) of the Criminal Code; and Count 2 being the owner or the person…

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Baker v BCSPCA, 2006 BCSC 1982 »

The petitioner, Baker, challenges the SPCA’s seizure of 14 dogs, 2 cats and a tortoise from her care, following the issuance of a search warrant. The petition asks for a court order declaring that the warrant was obtained in breach…

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Camping v BCSPCA, 2006 BCSC 1640 (CanLII) »

Camping brings this proceeding for the return of his dogs, which were seized by the BCSPCA pursuant to section 11 of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act. An officer of the BCSPCA went to Camping’s premises and observed two…

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R v Bocian, 1982 CanLII 2539 (SKQB) »

The two accused, Anthony Bocian and his 18 year old son, Gregory Bocian owned about 100 cattle located on their home farm and another 140 cattle on rented land several miles away. The police, accompanied by a veterinarian, inspected the…

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R v Muhlbach, 2011 ABQB 9 (CanLII) »

The Crown appeals the acquittal of Muhlbach, who owns and operates a cattle farming operation. The Alberta SPCA investigated concerns about cattle treatment on his farm. As a result of those investigations, he was charged with one count of permitting…

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R v Barrett, 2015 CanLII 13906 (NL PC) »

This is the sentencing for the accused, Tony Barrett, who was charged with four offences. He was charged with being the owner of animals and wilfully permitting to be caused unnecessary suffering and injury to those animals, to wit: seven…

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R v Johns, [1991] YJ No 82 (YKTC) »

The accused, Arthur Johns, operated an outfitting business providing horse-packing trips. The accused was charged with wilfully neglecting or failing to provide adequate food or water for the horses in his care. The winter of 1989/1990, he took 11 of…

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R v Goisnard, [1987] NWTJ No 137 (NWTC) »

The Defendant, Chris Goisnard, was charged with an offence under Section 402(1)(c) of the Criminal Code. The defendant was accused on being the owner or the person having custody or control of domestic animals, namely, horses, and wilfully failing to…

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R v Bailey, 2002 NSSC 212 (CanLII) »

This is an appeal by the two accused (Bailey and Benoit) from conviction and sentence. Bailey and Benoit were jointly charged of two offences under the Animal Cruelty Prevention Act (“ACPA”): 1) wilfully causing unnecessary suffering to a dog by…

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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 Girard, [2011] OJ No 6531 (ON Ct J) »

The accused, Madeleine Girard, was charged with failing to comply with the standards of care, contrary to the Ontario Society for the Protection of Cruelty to Animals, Section 11.1(1): every person who owns or has custody or care of an…

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R v Hunter, [2011] OJ No 2335 (ON Ct J) »

This is an application by the accused, Hunter, for a Charter remedy based on a violation of his right against unreasonable search and seizure. The accused faced a series of charges under the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty…

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R v Talaga, [2006] MJ 145 (MB Prov Ct) »

This is the sentencing of offender, Talaga, who was convicted of starving farm animals and failing to provide medical care to a calf with a broken leg. One pig died from starvation and the cattle was in various stages of…

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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 Fountain, [2013] BCJ No 1613 (BC Prov Ct) »

Mr. Fountain was charged with wilfully causing or, being the owner, wilfully permitting to be caused unnecessary pain or suffering or injury to an animal contrary to s. 445.1(1)(a) of the Criminal Code. Additionally, Mr. Fountain was charged with, being…

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