Animal Cruelty Legislation Advocates Canada

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The mission of Animal Cruelty Legislation Advocates Canada is to advocate for animals with the public, the criminal justice system, and all levels of Canadian government, with the express goal of improving the lives and safety of animals and, by extension, people and communities, in Canada and abroad. If you would like to assist with our efforts, we cordially invite you to join us at our website, or on Facebook and Twitter. You can also reach us by e-mail at: aclacanada@live.ca

Started 10 petitions

Petitioning RCMP, Manitoba Crown Attorney, Honourable sentencing Judge, Correctional Service Canada

JUSTICE FOR ASHA - puppy thrown 6 feet into the air to land on pavement

THE PETITION: We, the undersigned, respectfully request that you charge and prosecute, to the fullest extent of the law (by indictment under the Criminal Code of Canada), the 18-year-old arrested after being seen in a video tossing a German Shepherd puppy 6 feet into the air. Prosecuting this person is in the public interest. If the alleged perpetrator is charged and subsequently convicted, we request that he be given a significant sentence, including appropriate intervention (risk assessment and treatment specifically targeting animal abuse), and a lifetime ban on owning animals.  BACKGROUND:Video shows the puppy, named Asha by rescuers, being thrown into the air and landing on pavement. She is now paralyzed. Asha is enroute to a veterinary clinic in Winnipeg and will be further assessed at that time. The cruelty inflicted upon Asha is a crime of violence and must therefore be taken very seriously. The video shows that after Asha landed on the pavement she was crying in pain, but the perpetrator laughed and walked away, leaving her to suffer.There is a link between animal abuse and other crimes, including violence toward humans. Thus, animal abusers are known to pose a threat to both animals and humans. Failing to halt the cycle of abuse with appropriate intervention will just allow the violence to continue. This person is young, and this is the time in his life when intervention will be most effective.Denunciation and deterrence, both specific and general, is paramount in animal cruelty cases to demonstrate that this type of violent crime is completely unacceptable in a civilized society. Regardless of whether the individual in the video has addictions issues or other difficulties in his life, or lives on a reserve (of which I am not certain, but which may apparently be the case), Criminal Code legislation applies across Canada. Please enforce it. Asha is an innocent puppy who obviously trusted this person when he was carrying her and did not deserve to suffer such cruelty. LINKS TO NEWS ARTICLES(WARNING: may include disturbing content, including video):http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/manitoba-rcmp-investigates-video-of-man-throwing-puppy-1.3697744http://globalnews.ca/news/2851714/rcmp-investigating-animal-cruelty-in-central-manitoba/http://www.winnipegsun.com/2016/07/27/arrest-made-after-video-of-puppy-tossing-surfaces TO DONATE TO ASHA’S CARE: http://www.manitobaunderdogs.org/donate/ FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE PETITION AND ASHA:https://www.facebook.com/CaptainsLegacy.EndingAnimalAbuse/https://www.facebook.com/ManitobaUnderdogsRescue/https://www.facebook.com/rcmpmb/ Please sign and share the petition, and if you are concerned about animal cruelty in Canada, please sign the following two petitions also:Petition 1: https://goo.gl/7ZP0LAPetition 2: http://goo.gl/ESsZIAThank you.Charlene Myers,FounderAnimal Cruelty Legislation Advocates Canadawww.aclacanada.orgaclacanada@live.ca

Animal Cruelty Legislation Advocates Canada
52,943 supporters
Petitioning Crown Attorney - Ontario Court of Justice

JUSTICE FOR SADIE, 7-week old puppy who was strangled and nearly died

We, the undersigned, respectfully request that the Crown Attorney proceed with the charges against Dylan Sardinha as indictable offences and, if Mr. Sardinha is found guilty, recommend the maximum sentence, including a lifetime ban on owning, having the custody or control of or residing in the same premises as an animal or a bird. On April 14, 2016, a witness called the Ottawa Humane Society's emergency line to say they heard "punching and choking noises and someone screaming at the puppy." Sadie was brought into the Humane Society. She suffered a brain injury and it took her 3 days before she was "back to normal," being unable to even walk the first day. Thankfully, the Ottawa Humane Society is giving Sadie the care she needs and it appears she will make a full recovery, which has been referred to as a "miracle."Links to news articles: http://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/choked-puppys-tail-once-again-wagging-owner-faces-criminal-charges UPDATES ON THE PETITION: https://www.facebook.com/CaptainsLegacy.EndingAnimalAbuse/

Animal Cruelty Legislation Advocates Canada
37,368 supporters
Petitioning MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT AND THE SENATE OF CANADA / DE LA CHAMBRE DES COMMUNES ET DU SÉNAT DU CANADA

SUPPORT BILL C-246, THE "MODERNIZING ANIMAL PROTECTIONS ACT"

[la version française suit] In late 2014, Canada was given a rating of “D” on the animal protection index, one of the main reasons for which was our country’s “archaic anti-cruelty legislation.” In a bid to update this legislation, Nathaniel Erskine-Smith, Member of Parliament for Beaches-East York, has introduced Bill C-246 in the House of Commons. IF THIS BILL IS TO BECOME LAW, IT WILL NEED WIDE SUPPORT FROM MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT AND SENATORS. THIS IS WHERE YOU CAN HELP. By signing this petition (anyone can sign, you do NOT need to be Canadian) you are asking Members of Parliament and Senators to support Bill C-246. Please also take the additional important actions noted below, which are also crucial if this bill is going to pass. THE PETITION, TO MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT AND THE SENATE OF CANADA:We, the undersigned, respectfully request that you support Bill C-246 by voting in favour of the bill when it comes up for reading and adoption in the House of Commons and Senate. ABOUT BILL C-246:Bill C-246 would modernize our animal protection laws and bring them into the 21st century by doing 4 things: ban the import of shark fins; close loopholes and strengthen the Criminal Code's animal protection provisions; and ban the sale of cat and dog fur within Canada and require labeling of source fur. update the definition of bestiality to include all sexual acts between humans and animals (the current legal definition, as decided by the Supreme Court of Canada on June 9, 2016, must include penetration) More information about the Bill is available at the links below. Several animal advocacy organizations have stated their support for Bill C-246, including Animal Alliance of Canada, Animal Alliance Environment Voters Party of Canada, Animal Justice, British Columbia SPCA, Canadian Coalition for Farm Animals, Canadian Federation of Humane Societies, FurBearer Defenders, Humane Society International/Canada, International Fund for Animal Welfare, Montreal SPCA, and Zoocheck. Our organization, Animal Cruelty Legislation Advocates Canada, fully supports the changes proposed by Bill C-246, and thanks MP Erskine-Smith and his team sincerely for their efforts in bringing this important legislation to the House of Commons. OTHER IMPORTANT ACTION TO TAKE:1) Please sign up for our Thunderclap campaign at this link.2) If you are Canadian, please phone your Member of Parliament and ask them to support Bill C-246 (click here to find your MP's contact information). If your MP says they do not support the bill, please see our website for more information about how you can follow up. If your MP says they do support the bill, please be sure to thank them and let them know you will share that information with your friends. If you get a response from your MP, please let us know by e-mailing that information to passc246@yahoo.com so we can keep a list of which MPs are supporting the bill.BILL C-246 NEEDS OUR SUPPORT IF IT IS GOING TO BECOME LAW. Thank you for signing the petition and/or sending a letter to your Member of Parliament. If you wish to receive further information or participate in this and other animal cruelty initiatives please check out the following Facebook resources by clicking on the links:Animal Cruelty Legislation Advocates CanadaCaptain's Legacy: Ending Animal AbuseLINKS TO FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT BILL C-246:Text of the Bill: http://goo.gl/mWgKZDNews articles:http://www.animaljustice.ca/media-releases/new-bill-would-make-significant-improvements-to-animal-protection-laws-in-canada/http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/barbara-cartwright/animal-cruelty-loopholes_b_9351100.htmlhttp://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2016/03/03/nathaniel-erskine-smith-animal-bill_n_9377286.htmlhttp://news.nationalpost.com/news/canada/canadian-politics/kady-omalley-everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-first-batch-of-bills-from-the-backbench Pétition adressée aux membresDE LA CHAMBRE DES COMMUNESET DU SÉNAT DU CANADApour appuyer le Projet de loi C-246,visant la modernisation de la Loi sur la protection des animaux  Vers la fin de l'année 2014, le Canada s'est vu attribué la marque «D» d'après l'indice de protection des animaux, principalement en raison de ses lois et de sa réglementation archaïques portant sur la cruauté envers les animaux. Pour remédier à cette situation, Nathaniel Erskine-Smith, député de Beaches-East York, a présenté le Projet de loi C-246 à la Chambre des communes. POUR QUE CE PROJET DE LOI PUISSE ÊTRE ADOPTÉ, IL DOIT ABSOLUMENT OBTENIR LE SOUTIEN D'UN GRAND NOMBRE DE DÉPUTÉS ET DE SÉNATEURS. C'EST POURQUOI, NOUS AVONS BESOIN DE VOUS.  En signant cette pétition (toute personne peut la signer, IL N'EST PAS NÉCESSAIRE D'ÊTRE CANADIEN) vous demandez aux membres de la Chambre des communes et aux membres du Sénat du Canada d'appuyer le Projet de loi C-246. PÉTITION ADRESSÉE AUX MEMBRES DE LA CHAMBRE DES COMMUNES ET AUX MEMBRES DU SÉNAT DU CANADA :   Nous, ci-après soussignés, vous demandons respectueusement de bien vouloir donner votre appui au Projet de loi C-246 en votant en faveur de son adoption lorsqu'il sera mis aux voix à la Chambre des communes, puis au Sénat. À PROPOS DU PROJET DE LOI C-246 : Le Projet de loi C-246 vise à moderniser nos lois sur la protection des animaux afin de les adapter au 21e siècle en adoptant les trois mesures suivantes : 1.  mettre fin à la pratique du coupage des ailerons de requins2.  combler les lacunes et renforcer les dispositions du code criminel visant la protection des animaux,3.  bannir la vente de la fourrure de chats et de chiens  au Canada et exiger la mention de la source de la fourrure sur l'étiquette.  Vous trouverez plus de renseignements sur ce Projet de loi en suivant les liens indiqués plus bas. Plusieurs organismes défenseurs des animaux ont déclaré leur appui au Projet de loi C-246, entre autres : Animal Alliance of Canada, Animal Alliance Environment Voters Party of Canada, Animal Justice, la Coalition canadienne pour la protection des animaux de ferme, la Fédération des sociétés canadiennes d'assistance aux animaux, FurBearer Defenders, Humane Society International/Canada, International Fund for Animal Welfare, la SPCA de Montréal et Zoocheck.  Notre organisme Animal Cruelty Legislation Advocates Canada, appuie sans réserve les changements proposés par le Projet de loi C-246 et remercie sincèrement le député Erskine-Smith et son équipe pour toute l'énergie qu'ils ont déployée jusqu'ici afin de présenter cette importante mesure législative à la Chambre des communes. AUTRES MESURES IMPORTANTES À PRENDRE  (POUR LES CANADIENS SEULEMENT) :Vous êtes Canadiens ? Nous vous demandons de bien vouloir appeler votre député pour lui demander d'appuyer le Projet de loi C-246 (cliquez ici pour trouver les coordonnées de votre député). S'il vous répond qu'il ne soutient pas ce Projet de loi, n'hésitez pas à aller sur notre site web pour obtenir plus de renseignements sur le suivi que vous pouvez faire. Par contre, si votre député déclare qu'il soutient le Projet de loi, n'oubliez pas de le remercier et de lui souligner que vous allez le dire à vos amis. Quand vous obtiendrez une réponse de votre député, veuillez aussi nous le faire savoir par courriel à passc246@yahoo.com afin que nous puissions dresser une liste des députés qui appuient ce projet de loi. NOUS DEVONS APPUYER LE PROJET DE LOI C-246 SI NOUS VOULONS QU'IL DEVIENNE LOI. Nous vous remercions d'avoir bien voulu signer cette pétition et/ou d'avoir envoyé une lettre à votre député. Si vous voulez recevoir plus de renseignements ou aimeriez participer à ce mouvement ou autres initiatives contre la cruauté envers les animaux, veuillez jeter un coup d'oeil sur les ressources suivantes dans Facebook en cliquant sur les liens : Animal Cruelty Legislation Advocates CanadaPétition - Justice pour Capitaine LIENS POUR D'AUTRES RENSEIGNEMENTS À PROPOS DU PROJET DE LOI C-246 : Texte du Projet de loi : http://goo.gl/mWgKZD Articles dans les médias :http://www.animaljustice.ca/media-releases/new-bill-would-make-significant-improvements-to-animal-protection-laws-in-canada/http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/barbara-cartwright/animal-cruelty-loopholes_b_9351100.htmlhttp://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2016/03/03/nathaniel-erskine-smith-animal-bill_n_9377286.htmlhttp://news.nationalpost.com/news/canada/canadian-politics/kady-omalley-everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-first-batch-of-bills-from-the-backbench

Animal Cruelty Legislation Advocates Canada
48,177 supporters
Petitioning Prosecuting Crown Attorney of Ontario Court of Justice

JUSTICE FOR "JUSTICE", LITTLE DOG BOUND WITH ELECTRICAL TAPE AND DUMPED IN A FIELD

"Justice" is a 7-year-old dog who was found abandoned in a field with his snout, neck, and ankles tightly bound with electrical tape. He was found by a Good Samaritan who was out walking his dogs. When Justice was found, he was having difficulty breathing as a result of the swelling caused to his snout by the tape. Veterinarians who subsequently examined Justice say he was mere hours from death had he not been discovered in the field. Michael Earl Hill, 32 years of age, has been charged with animal cruelty in this case.THE PETITION:We, the undersigned, respectfully request that the Crown Attorney proceed with the case against the accused as an indictable offence and, IF he is convicted, advocate for the maximum sentence possible, including a ban from owning, having the custody or control of, or residing in the same premises as an animal or a bird for the rest of his life, and restitution for Justice's care. We make this request recognizing that animals are sentient and vulnerable beings who rely upon the courts to ensure sentences reflect appropriate deterrence and denunciation of people who are convicted of harming them (as well as people who would consider harming them). Further, it has been well-demonstrated in research that people who harm animals have the potential to also harm humans, so our communities will be safer if the courts take animal cruelty seriously and impose meaningful sentences in such cases.LINK FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE PETITION:https://www.facebook.com/CaptainsLegacy.EndingAnimalAbuse/https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1002748463120026 LINK TO DONATE TO JUSTICE'S CARE:https://www.canadahelps.org/dn/15718LINKS TO NEWS ARTICLES:http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windsor/dog-s-neck-snout-paws-bound-with-electrical-tape-in-windsor-ont-1.3371456http://windsor.ctvnews.ca/dog-discovered-bound-with-electrical-tape-humane-society-investigates-1.2705855http://news.nationalpost.com/news/canada/tiny-dog-bound-by-electrical-tape-and-left-to-die-behind-windsor-shopping-centrehttp://windsorite.ca/2015/12/small-dog-tortured-bound-and-left-to-die-behind-walker-road-store/http://windsorstar.com/news/local-news/suspect-arrested-in-dog-abuse-casehttp://windsor.ctvnews.ca/amherstburg-man-arrested-in-dog-abuse-case-1.2707127https://blackburnnews.com/windsor/windsor-news/2015/12/19/amherstburg-man-arrested-for-torturing-dog/http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/man-charged-with-animal-cruelty-after-dog-found-with-muzzle-taped-shut-1.2707344https://blackburnnews.com/london/london-news/2015/12/19/amherstburg-man-arrested-for-torturing-dog/

Animal Cruelty Legislation Advocates Canada
70,878 supporters
Petitioning Crown Prosecutor and Honourable Judge, BC Provincial court

Maximum penalty, including lifetime ban on owning animals, for Karin and Catherine Adams

Karin and Catherine Adams have been charged with failing to comply with conditions of an undertaking, cruelty to animals, wilful neglect of animals and possession of stolen property in a case in Alberta in which 11 horses, 25 dogs and 17 birds were found to be in distress on a rural property near Cereal, Alberta. This case follows on the heels of animal cruelty charges the pair face in British Columbia. In February 2015, the mother and daughter were also charged with animal cruelty under both the Criminal Code of Canada and the BC Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act. They have yet to go to trial on those charges. In that case, it is alleged that 18 horses, 18 dogs, 15 birds, two cats and 104 fish were found in varying levels of distress on a rural property in Houston, BC.THE PETITION:We, the undersigned, respectfully request that Crown Prosecutors in British Columbia and Alberta proceed with any federal animal cruelty charges as indictable offences and recommend the maximum penalty, including a lifetime ban on owning, having the custody or control of or residing in the same premises as an animal or a bird. We also respectfully request that, if one or both of the Adams' are found guilty, the Honourable Judges in either or both provinces impose the maximum penalty available under the law.LINKS TO FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE TWO ANIMAL CRUELTY CASES:Alberta case:http://www.interior-news.com/breaking_news/325799541.htmlhttp://globalnews.ca/news/2207498/mom-and-daughter-in-b-c-animal-abuse-case-face-more-charges-in-alberta/British Columbia case:http://globalnews.ca/news/1851306/b-c-mom-and-daughter-charged-with-cruelty-to-over-100-animals/http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Karin-Adams-Nee-Barthel/Quesnel-British-Columbia-V2J-6H5/Karin-Adams-Nee-Barthel-Casey-Adams-Karin-Barthel-Did-you-buy-a-sick-puppy-Karin-Adam-267018FOR UPDATES ON THE PETITION:https://www.facebook.com/CaptainsLegacy.EndingAnimalAbuse/

Animal Cruelty Legislation Advocates Canada
6,082 supporters
Petitioning District Attorney, Guilford County, NC; and any other relevant decision-makers

JUSTICE FOR GABE - PROSECUTE GUILFORD COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER FOR ALLEGED ANIMAL CRUELTY

BACKGROUND: WITH A STORY ON PAR WITH THAT OF PUPPY DOE, Gabe (short for "Gabriel", as he is a Messenger Angel sharing his message of awareness that abuse and neglect exist and many more like him need help too!) was a 9-month old puppy who lived his whole life on a chain in a back yard, neglected and abused. When Gabe's situation was reported to animal control, his owners allegedly tried to "get rid of the evidence" by beating Gabe, shooting him with birdshot and leaving him in a field to die. According to the woman who rescued Gabe from the field, there was a turkey vulture next to Gabe where he was curled up waiting to die. Gabe was subsequently taken to the Guilford County Animal Shelter in North Carolina where his story only gets worse. He was apparently left behind bars and out of sight at the back of the shelter for 3 weeks without appropriate veterinary care until some wonderful "Team Gabe" members came to his rescue. They took Gabe out of the shelter and lavished him with tender love and care for a week. Unfortunately, Gabe was unable to overcome his injuries and passed away on May 18, 2014. The person who was charged with animal cruelty in relation to the original abuse of Gabe walked out of court with a slap on the wrist. BUT NOW WE HAVE A CHANCE TO GET SOME SMALL SEMBLANCE OF JUSTICE FOR GABE. The Guilford County Animal Shelter, at which Gabe was housed, has been taken over by Guilford County officials amidst allegations of animal cruelty, failure to provide adequate veterinary care, misappropriation of funds, and improper drug administration. The Executive Director of the shelter, Marsha Williams, has been fired from her position. Please sign the petition to ask that she and/or any other people potentially responsible for contributing to Gabe’s pain, suffering, and death (and the pain, suffering, and death of several other animals at the shelter) by denying him the appropriate care he so desperately needed be investigated, charged and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. For Gabe. Rest in peace, sweetheart. We love you and you will never be forgotten. <3 <3 THE PETITION: Prosecute, to the fullest extent of the law, the person(s) from Guilford County Animal Shelter who allegedly denied proper veterinary care to puppy Gabe (and other animals) as required by Guilford County Animal Ordinances and any other pertinent legislation, and ensure the necessary legislation and policies are put in place to guarantee that no other animal is ever allowed to suffer as Gabe did. Links to news stories:http://www.journalnow.com/news/guilford-county-animal-shelter-director-fired/article_48e97caf-411b-527d-96db-0813c67d0ccb.htmlhttp://www.greensboro.com/news/guilford-county-shelter-director-suspended-as-investigations-proceed/article_50a3f96d-ad39-5123-91fa-296692b9bf50.html http://myfox8.com/2015/08/17/guilford-county-commissioners-to-hold-media-briefing-today-on-animal-shelter/ http://www.wxii12.com/news/state-revokes-license-for-operator-of-guilford-davidson-county-animal-shelters/34758118 Links to documents: http://www.ncagr.gov/vet/aws/Inspections/Guilford_County/documents/Revocation-Order-UAC-Guilford-County-August-2015.pdf Link to video about Gabe: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPu7ZZuOBgs&feature=youtu.be Gabe’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/GabesFightForHisLife For updates about the petition:https://www.facebook.com/CaptainsLegacy.EndingAnimalAbuse/

Animal Cruelty Legislation Advocates Canada
3,649 supporters
Petitioning Crown Counsel, British Columbia provincial court

JUSTICE FOR RYDER THE TORTURED DOG

THE PETITION:We, the undersigned, respectfully request that Crown proceed with the Criminal Code charge as an indictable offence and, if found guilty, Lindsey Susan Hirtreiter be sentenced to the maximum allowable, including a lifetime ban on owning, caring for, or being in the company of animals or birds. We also request that, given the fact that there was a four-year-old child living in this household who may have been subjected to witnessing this alleged crime and that there is a link between animal cruelty and violence toward humans, this case be viewed with the utmost importance.PETITION BACKGROUND (from "Metro Vancouver" article at the link below):Police were called to a home in Surrey, British Columbia in the early hours of February 14, 2015, to respond to reports of a woman being attacked by a dog. But when officers arrived, they discovered the attack had been the other way around. A black Labrador retriever named Ryder had accidentally escaped from his owner’s yard a few blocks away. He was found at the scene in medical distress. RCMP said Ryder had been stabbed, beaten and bound by electrical cord.Veterinarians later found a number of items forced down Ryder's stomach, including lighters and jewelry. Ryder required life-saving veterinary treatment for puncture wounds to his eye and lacerations in the back of his throat. Ryder was subsequently reunited with his family. The suspect was taken into custody under the Mental Health Act and a four-year-old girl at the home was removed by the Ministry of Children and Family Development.Links to news articles:http://news.nationalpost.com/news/something-fell-out-of-his-eye-it-was-a-wedding-ring-family-reunited-with-tortured-black-lab-in-surrey-b-chttp://www.metronews.ca/news/vancouver/2015/08/17/bc-spca-says-woman-charged-in-surrey-dog-attack.htmlhttp://bc.ctvnews.ca/young-mom-faces-jail-time-for-horrific-attack-on-family-pet-1.2520724http://www.news1130.com/2015/08/17/surrey-woman-charged-with-animal-cruelty-in-dog-stabbing/Please also consider signing this important PETITION FOR MANDATORY RISK ASSESSMENT AND TREATMENT FOR ANIMAL ABUSERS: http://goo.gl/ESsZIAFOR UPDATES ON THIS AND OTHER ANIMAL CRUELTY PETITIONS:https://www.facebook.com/CaptainsLegacy.EndingAnimalAbuse/

Animal Cruelty Legislation Advocates Canada
10,053 supporters
Petitioning Crown Counsel and the Honourable sentencing Judge

Proceed by indictment and recommend and impose maximum penalty, including a lifetime ban on owning animals

It is alleged that Artyom Goncharuk of Richmond, BC, Canada, killed his Pomeranian dog Kaylly by stabbing her 61 times. Goncharuk has been charged with two counts of animal cruelty: one count of unlawfully killing or injuring an animal under the Criminal Code and one count of causing distress to an animal under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act. He has also been convicted of several counts of theft, driving while prohibited, and has had a peace bond instituted against him. Also, although he has not yet been proven guilty, in relation to a separate incident occurring in August 2014, he is also facing charges of assault on a peace officer; attempting to take the weapon of a peace officer; carrying, using, or threatening to use a weapon, and; wilfully resisting or obstructing a peace officer.In short, the alleged crime against Kaylly is just one incident in what appears to be a pattern of criminality for Artyom Goncharuk, so this case needs to be taken extremely seriously by the courts. According to the National Link Coalition, rather than being a minor crime with no relation to other criminal behaviour, studies show that animal cruelty is, in fact, a “red flag indicator” of the potential for other criminality, including violence to humans, to be either co-occurring or occur in the future. Animals, people, and communities will be safer if animal abuse is detected early and intervention happens immediately with the use of appropriate risk assessment tools and treatment programs created specifically to target animal abuse.Please sign this petition to request that Crown Counsel proceed with the Criminal Code charge as an indictable offence and that, if Artyom Goncharuk is convicted, they recommend to the judge, and the judge imposes, the maximum sentence available for these charges, including a lifetime ban against owning, having custody, or being in the company of animals in accordance with the relevant legislation.Please also consider signing the following petition requesting that everyone convicted of animal cruelty under the Criminal Code of Canada be required to undergo mandatory risk assessment and treatment developed specifically to target animal abuse:  http://goo.gl/ESsZIAFOR UPDATES ON THIS PETITION AND TO SIGN OTHER ANIMAL CRUELTY PETITIONS:https://www.facebook.com/CaptainsLegacy.EndingAnimalAbuse/LINKS TO NEWS ARTICLES REGARDING KAYLLY:http://www.richmondreview.com/news/297559921.html http://www.vancouversun.com/life/Richmond+charged+after+Pomeranian+stabbed+times/10919260/story.html http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/artyom-goncharuk-charged-after-pomeranian-dog-stabbed-61-times-1.3009440 NOTE: The dog in the photo is a stock photo, NOT Kaylly.

Animal Cruelty Legislation Advocates Canada
5,883 supporters
Petitioning SPCA Montérégie

Recommend or lay animal neglect and/or cruelty charges against the person(s) responsible for the neglect, cruelty, and/or subsequent death of the dog, Becky.

THE PETITION: (Français suit) We the undersigned respectfully request that the SPCA Montérégie, SPCA Montréal, Quebec Ministries of Public Security AND Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, and any other pertinent decision-makers, recommend or lay animal neglect and/or cruelty charges against the person(s) responsible for the neglect, cruelty, and/or subsequent death of the dog, Becky. Nous, soussignés, demandons respectueusement que la SPCA Montérégie , SPCA de Montréal , les ministères de la Sécurité publique ET de l'agriculture , de la pêche et de l'Alimentation du Québec , et tous les autres décideurs pertinents , recommandent ou négligence et / ou de cruauté animale des accusations contre la personne (s ) responsable pour la négligence, de cruauté , et / ou la mort subséquente du chien, Becky . BECKY’S STORY: (Français suit) Becky was a dog who, according to the SPCA Montérégie, was found on February 24 after they were called to investigate a complaint in Ste. Sabine, Quebec. According to the SPCA Montérégie, Becky was found dead, probably only hours from being rescued, “on the coldest morning of the year.” They add that Becky had lived for 14 YEARS with a big chain around her neck, tied to a broken down doghouse with no protection from the elements. Becky’s story is tragic enough in itself, but it gets worse. The SPCA Montérégie states that: “Unfortunately our laws are very weak. There is little to no protection for our animals. Becky's owners did not break any laws. They provided shelter (a doghouse), food and water for her. That’s all the law requires for our animals. But please do not let this deter you from reporting acts of cruelty and neglect.” I hope (and believe) that animal cruelty laws in Canada are not so weak as to prevent animal cruelty and neglect legislation from being enforced in a case like Becky’s that seems to be so clearly cut and dried. Provincial legislation in Quebec requires that “the owner or custodian of an animal shall ensure that the safety and welfare of the animal are not jeopardized,” that animals must be kept in premises that are “suitable to the animal’s biological requirements,” and that the animal is not “subject to abuse or ill-treatment that may affect its health.” Federal Criminal Code legislation prohibits animal neglect and cruelty. Surely there must be something in one or both of these pieces of legislation that would enable someone to charge the person(s) responsible for what was done to Becky. SPCA Montérégie investigators know where Becky resided and likely who should be held responsible. Thus, we call on the SPCA Montérégie, SPCA Montréal, Quebec Ministries of Public Security AND Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, and any other pertinent decision-makers, to recommend or lay animal neglect and/or cruelty charges against the person(s) who were responsible for providing care for Becky. The SPCA Montérégie has asked us to “Please speak out for those who can't speak for themselves. Do it for Becky.” So, please, for Becky, sign the petition and share it with your friends. Becky deserves justice. Rest in peace, sweet girl. You are now free and unchained. <3 <3 Français Becky était un chien qui, selon la SPCA Montérégie, a été trouvé le 24 Février après qu'ils ont été appelés à enquêter sur une plainte à Saint-Sabine, Québec. Selon la SPCA Montérégie, Becky a été retrouvé mort quelques heures seulement, sans doute d'être sauvé, "le matin le plus froid de l'année.» Ils ajoutent que Becky avait vécu pendant 14 ans avec une grande chaîne autour de son cou, attaché à un ventilées Doghouse sans protection. L'histoire de Becky est assez tragique en soi, mais elle se aggrave. La SPCA Montérégie stipule que: "Malheureusement, nos lois sont très faibles. Il ya peu ou pas de protection pour nos animaux. Les propriétaires de Becky ne ont pas brisé les lois. Ils ont fourni un abri (une niche), de la nourriture et de l'eau pour elle. Ce est tout ce que la loi exige pour nos animaux. Mais se il vous plaît ne vous laissez pas dissuader de dénoncer les actes de cruauté et de négligence ". Je espère (et je crois) nos lois sur la cruauté envers les animaux au Canada ne sont pas assez faible pour prévenir la cruauté envers les animaux et la législation de la négligence d'être imposée dans un cas comme Becky qui semble être si clairement coupé et séché. La législation provinciale au Québec exige que «le propriétaire ou le gardien d'un animal doit se assurer que la sécurité et le bien-être de l'animal ne sont pas compromis," que les animaux doivent être conservés dans des locaux qui sont «adaptés aux besoins biologiques des animaux," et que la animal ne est pas "l'objet d'abus ou de mauvais traitements qui peuvent affecter sa santé." législation Code pénal fédéral interdit la négligence et la cruauté animale. Il doit sûrement y avoir quelque chose dans l'une ou l'autre de ces textes de loi qui permettraient à quelqu'un de inculper la personne (s) responsable des soins de Becky. SPCA Montérégie enquêteurs savent où Becky résidé et qui devrait vraisemblablement être tenu responsable . Ainsi , nous demandons à la SPCA Montérégie , SPCA de Montréal , les ministères de la Sécurité publique ET de l'agriculture , de la pêche et de l'Alimentation du Québec, et tous les autres décideurs pertinents de recommander ou de ponte négligence et / ou de cruauté animale des accusations contre la personne (s) qui sont responsables de la prestation de soins pour Becky . La SPCA Montérégie nous a demandé de "Se il vous plaît parler pour ceux qui ne peuvent parler pour eux-mêmes. Faites-le pour Becky ". Donc, se il vous plaît, pour Becky, signer la pétition et la partager avec vos amis. Elle mérite la justice. Repose en paix, fille douce. Vous êtes maintenant libre et déchaîné. <3 <3 FACEBOOK PAGE FOR PETITION UPDATES: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=185600128238259 LINK TO THE POST FROM THE SPCA MONTEREGIE: https://www.facebook.com/SPCAMonteregie/photos/a.137454362936090.23587.136601199688073/1029943617020489/?type=1 LINK TO THE SONG “DOGS CRY” BY KIM NOWLAN, DEDICATED TODAY TO BECKY: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_UwQNDW5fA&feature=youtu.be

Animal Cruelty Legislation Advocates Canada
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Petitioning Alberta Justice Minister Jonathan Denis, SPCA, RCMP, Crown Counsel, Honourable Judge

Recommend and approve provincial and federal animal neglect and cruelty charges against April Dawn Irving and, if she is convicted, enforce the maximum penalty available, including a lifetime ban on owning animals under S. 447.1 of the Criminal Code.

April Dawn Irving has been the subject of the seizure of 319 dogs in 3 separate incidents in 2 different provinces over the past 8 years. In the most recent case, 201 dogs were seized from a farm near Milk River, Alberta in January, 2015. The dogs were suffering from numerous injuries and ailments, including “gaping wounds, broken bones and malnutrition.” As if this story wasn’t horrific enough, according to an article by Michael Platt of QMI Agency, in 2007 the Alberta SPCA seized 36 Huskies and Wolfhounds from a northern Alberta kennel run by Irving. In 2010, officers from the Saskatchewan SPCA seized 82 dogs from a property near the town of Leslie, Saskatchewan. In the 2010 case, Irving was charged and convicted under the Saskatchewan Animal Protection Act. She was found guilty of “non-criminal neglect” and fined $5,000, the highest penalty available at the time. She was also banned from owning more than two dogs at a time for a period of 10 years. Unfortunately, prohibitions on animal ownership instituted under provincial legislation are only enforceable in the province in which the prohibition was ordered. Thus, despite the fact that Ms. Irving was banned from owning animals for 10 years in Saskatchewan in 2010, she simply moved to Alberta and was LEGALLY able to own more than 2 dogs in that province. Had she been charged under the Criminal Code of Canada rather than provincial legislation, if convicted, Ms. Irving could have been prohibited from owning animals and that prohibition would have applied across Canada. This is a serious gap in Canada’s animal cruelty and neglect legislation which needs to be addressed. Unfortunately the best that can be done at this time to address situations like this is to charge someone under the federal Criminal Code animal cruelty legislation and, if convicted, order a prohibition under that legislation that can then be enforced across the country. Given April Irving’s previous history and conviction for animal neglect, we respectfully request that decision-makers charge her under the Alberta Animal Protection Act and the Criminal Code of Canada legislation and, if convicted, that they enforce the maximum penalty available, including a prohibition on owning, having the custody or control of or residing in the same premises as an animal or a bird for the rest of her life in accordance with Section 447.1(1)(a) of the Criminal Code of Canada. PETITION FACEBOOK PAGE:https://www.facebook.com/CaptainsLegacy.EndingAnimalAbuse/ TO DONATE TO THE CARE OF THE DOGS: http://aarcs.ca/donate/ LINKS TO NEWS ARTICLES: http://www.sunnewsnetwork.ca/sunnews/straighttalk/archives/2015/01/20150128-194818.html http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/april-dawn-irving-accused-alberta-dog-hoarder-has-history-of-animal-neglect-1.2936432 http://www.winnipegsun.com/2015/01/28/200-badly-neglected-dogs-seized-from-rural-alberta-property http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatoon/april-irving-suspect-in-alberta-dog-neglect-case-1.2936615 http://ckom.com/story/accused-alta-dog-seizure-previously-convicted-sask/527965 http://globalnews.ca/news/91847/court-allows-siezed-dogs-to-be-adopted/ http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/sask-dog-breeder-slams-spca-after-seizure-1.964523

Animal Cruelty Legislation Advocates Canada
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