Petition was delivered and first court appearance of accused was today
Today a group of concerned citizens demonstrated outside of the courthouse where Cheryl Rockstuhl had her first court appearance. Reporter Danielle Bell from the Ottawa Sun came and covered the demonstration. Rockstuhl has asked for more time to speak to the justice, so she will be back on Thursday, June 7th, 1:30 pm. Unfortunately, she managed to slip out of the building after her hearing, and so avoided running our gauntlet of signs and hostile glares, and photos/video by the press.
People passing by were very support and agreed that we need much more severe penalties for animal abuse. It's only a matter of time before our actions are noted and the judicial system realizes that the public demands accountability for these criminal acts.