Petition update


Animal Cruelty Legislation Advocates Canada

Nov 19, 2014 — Dear friends,
Today Steven Errante was officially sentenced for the abuse inflicted upon Pearl. In October, he agreed to plead guilty to the aggravated animal cruelty charge, at which time it was reported that he would receive a two-year prison sentence. As a result of that plea deal, prosecutors agreed to drop the charge of sexual misconduct with an animal that resulted from the allegation that Pearl was sexually violated by Errante. I understand that Errante will receive credit for time already served. If further information becomes available about the details of his sentence, I will post them. Errante also goes back to court in December to face a charge of assault with a weapon with intent to cause physical harm, as it is alleged he assaulted his father with a baton. I will update you on that charge, given the link between animal cruelty and other crimes (including crimes of violence against humans). Perhaps Errante will receive a longer sentence for the assault than he otherwise might have as a result of the fact that he has already been convicted of animal cruelty. Thank you so much to all of you who signed and shared this petition for Pearl. Rest in peace, beautiful little girl. <3

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