R v Bailey, 2002 NSSC 212 (CanLII) »

This is an appeal by the two accused (Bailey and Benoit) from conviction and sentence. Bailey and Benoit were jointly charged of two offences under the Animal Cruelty Prevention Act (“ACPA”): 1) wilfully causing unnecessary suffering to a dog by…

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R v Jackson, 2011 NSPC 108 »

The accused is charged with two offences: 1) causing animals (7 ducks and 3 chickens) to be in distress, contrary to section 21(1) of the Animal Protection Act; and 2) while being the owner of animals or person in charge…

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R v Denny, 2009 NSPC 63 (CanLII) »

On September 3, 2009, the accused was charged with a variety of offences including uttering threats (s 264(1)), causing unnecessary injury to a dog (s 445.1), possession of stolen property (the dog) (s 354) and accompanying breach of probation charges…

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R v Bailey, [2002] NSJ No 182 (NS Prov Ct) »

This is the sentencing of Dana Bailey and Gail Benoit for of three counts under section 11(1) of the Animal Cruelty Prevention Act. Bailey and Benoit operated a puppy mill. The animals were found in significant distress. However, the accused’s…

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R v Veinot, [1989] NSJ No 534 (NS Co Ct) »

The accused is charged under s.3(3)(b) of the Dog Hunting and Training Regulations (the “Regulations”) under the Wildlife Act: “It shall be an offence for a person (a) to conduct a field trial; (b) to train a dog to hunt…

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R. v. Benoit, 2011 NSCA 99 »

The appellants were in the business of selling dogs. Officers of the SPCA, acting with warrants, seized puppies from the appellants’ premises. The seized animals were found to be infested with parasites, had distended abdomens, and related symptoms. The appellants…

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R v Murphy, 2010 NSPC 4 »

Accused was charged with multiple offences under the Criminal Code, including maiming a dog which belonged to his neighbour. The accused shot the dog after it had escaped from the neighbour’s house and ran towards the accused’s property. The accused…

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R v MacIsaac, 2008 NSPC 81 »

Two accused were charged and entered guilty pleas for causing or permitting 78 cats and 27 dogs from being in distress, contrary to section 11(2) of the Animal Cruelty Prevention Act. Prior to the charges being laid, the accused persons…

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R v Lupton, 2005 NSPC 11, 244 NSR (2d) 3 »

Two officers from the NS SPCA arrived at the property of the accused, responding to a complaint about a neglected dog tethered in the yard. Upon inspection the officers found that the dog was emaciated and in need of veterinary…

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R v Elliott, 2009 NSPC 5 »

The accused was charged under sections 446(1)(a) and (c) of the Criminal Code for causing or permitting to be caused unnecessary pain, suffering, injury to cattle. In execution of a warrant, the SPCA, with the help of the RCMP, seized…

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R v Bingley, 2010 NSPC 72 »

Application for the exclusion of evidence obtained in a search and seizure in Bingley’s residence. In allowing the application, the Court found that the information to obtain the search warrant was inadequate, and accordingly the execution of the search warrant…

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R v Benoit, 2010 NSSC 97 »

Appeal of convictions relating to charges under s 11(2) of the Animal Cruelty Prevention Act for failing to relieve animals in distress, and under the Criminal Code for assaulting a police officer and obstruction. The Court dismissed the appeal, finding…

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R v Bailey, 2011 NSCA 99, 308 NSR (2d) 358 »

Appeal from convictions and sentencing for causing distress to animals, contrary to section 11 of the Animal Cruelty Prevention Act and for assaulting and obstructing a peace officer contrary to sections 270(1) and 129 of the Criminal Code. The appeals…

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R v Bailey, 2009 NSPC 3 »

Application for a judicial stay of proceedings dismissed. The Court found the defendants guilty of permitting animals to be in distress, contrary to s 11(2) of the Animal Cruelty Prevention Act. In addition the Court found one of the defendants…

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