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 Helfer, [2014] O.J. No. 2984 »

Steven Helfer, a 24-year-old Ottawa man, was charged with one count of criminal harassment, two counts of assault with a weapon, and one count of maiming a dog. Helfer had been living with his mother, Ms. Lacroix, until July 2013 when she moved…

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R v Paulsen, 2015 BCPC 45 (CanLII) »

This is a sentencing hearing for Emma Paulsen. She was charged and pled guilty with being a person responsible for animals, to wit dogs, and failing to care for the animals, including protecting the animals from circumstances that were likely…

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R v Wright, 2014 ONCA 675 (CanLII) »

This is an appeal for a sentence imposed on the appellant for being convicted of cruelty to animals under the Criminal Code. The Court found that further incarceration was required and imposed a sentence of nine months. The Court also…

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R v Gerling, 2014 BCSC 2203 (CanLII) »

This is the sentencing hearing for Melvin Gerling for running a puppy mill. The dogs were in horrific circumstances and were eventually seized by the SPCA. The Court considered it necessary for Gerling to be given jail time and a…

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R v Allen, [1974] NBJ No 44 (NBSC) »

This was an appeal by the appellant, Allen, who was convicted of wilfully killing cattle contrary to section 400(a) of the Criminal Code of Canada and sentenced to a term of two years in penitentiary. The appeal was based on…

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R v Hunt, [1977] NJ No 39 (Nfld CA) »

The appellant pleaded guilty to a charge under section 400(a) of the Criminal Code for killing cattle. This was an appeal by the accused from his sentence of nine months’ imprisonment on that charge. He argued that the sentence was…

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