Deliver the maximum penalty to Cheryl Rockstuhl for animal abuse charges
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Ontario Provincial Prosecutor - Yvonne Goebel

Deliver the maximum penalty to Cheryl Rockstuhl for animal abuse charges

    1. Anita Utas
    2. Автор:

      Anita Utas

      Ottawa, Canada

Cheryl Rockstuhl has been charged with animal cruelty after starving her eight-year-old female pit bull-mix dog. The dog was severely emaciated and was in “extremely poor condition,” according to Ottawa Humane Society officials. After a veterinary examination, the dog was euthanized.

“It’s horrible to think of how this dog suffered, slowly starving while her owner took no notice,” said OHS Inspector Miriam Smith. Of course her owner noticed!! Her owner did this on purpose. No once can stop feeding their dog and not notice!

Ontario has some of the best animal cruelty laws in Canada, but they are not being enforced. Acts of animal cruelty must be taken more seriously and penalties must be harsher.  For example, a man in Ontario who starved his three dogs to death (one was found barely alive, being eaten alive by maggots, covered in porcupine quills and thrown on a garbage pile) only received 50 hours of community service, 2 years probation and he couldn't own an animal for two years. This is all he got. What kind of penalty is this, for such a horrific and cruel crime, he got off practically free!

We respectfully request that the Provincial Prosecutor, Yvonne Goebel, suggests the maximum penalty for this animal abuse charge.

Ottawa Sun news article

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    1. Собрано 2 000 подписей
    2. Last court appearance August 30th

      Anita Utas
      Автор: Anita Utas
      автор петиции

      More petition signatures were delivered to the prosecutor on June 6th, and on June 7th we demonstrated at the courthouse when Cheryl Rockstuhl appeared. She will appear for a final hearing on August 30th, at which time she will give "restitution statements" which probably means she will offer to donate to an animal shelter or do community work and say she is sorry for what she did. The court is normally lenient with first offenders, so she will probably get a nominal fine. Of course this is not enough of a penalty for this heinous crime. It is not until society views the lives of animals as more valuable and deserving of respect and compassion that we will see the change that is needed. This was not a 'mistake' that she made, it was continuous neglect as she watched her dog slowly starve.

    3. 1,000 signatures reached!

      Anita Utas
      Автор: Anita Utas
      автор петиции

      I will be delivering the next batch of signatures to the Prosecutor before Rockstuhl's appearance on June 7th. Research I have done regarding the starving of dogs in Ontario shows that the usual penalty is probation, community service, and not being allowed to own an animal for two years. This is outrageously inadequate!! We must fight for harsher penalties. Please keep sharing this petition and even better, write a letter to Ms. Yvonne Goebel, Prosecutor, Regina vs Rockstuhl, 100 Constellation Crescent, Ottawa, Canada K2G 7E6, and politely request that Ms. Rockstuhl receive the maximum penalty for her crimes.

    4. Собрано 1 000 подписей
    5. Petition was delivered and first court appearance of accused was today

      Anita Utas
      Автор: Anita Utas
      автор петиции

      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.

    6. Собрано 750 подписей
    7. We have reached 500 signatures in less than one day!

      Anita Utas
      Автор: Anita Utas
      автор петиции

      The message is clear - people want punishments that fit the crime. Animal cruelty is a criminal offense but is treated as if it's a minor offense. We need our courts to deliver stiffer penalties, to give the maximum sentencing for these horrific crimes. All animal abusers must never be allowed to own animals again.

    8. Собрано 500 подписей

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    • Kimberly Garman CHAMBERSBURG, PA
      • 3 месяца назад

      animal cruelty must stop! If the punishment is not fitting for the crime, then individuals will continue to abuse and mistreat animals

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    • Heather Brooks QUEENSVILLE, CANADA
      • 3 месяца назад

      I am a dog lover and have 3 of my own, they are part of our family and I couldn't stand it if anyone was mean to them

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    • terry gaunt KINGSTON, NY
      • 3 месяца назад

      People need to be held accountable to the max!! This is unacceptable ! There needs to be a registry of abuse offenders to animals just The same as there are for child abusers! So sick and tired of what humans get away with in this country without real consequence. Laws need to change!

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    • Heather Sjoberg MOOSE JAW,SASKATCHEWAN, CANADA
      • 4 месяца назад

      !00% opposed to neglect and abuse of animals, we must enforce accountability for humanity. A slap on the hands of owners is not suffice and more importantly what is this teaching children and future generations!

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    • Robin Montcalm VANCOUVER, CANADA
      • 4 месяца назад

      Because this will never stop if people just keep getting a slap on the wrist. We have to prove that the animals matter.

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