Animal Protection Act, RSY 2002, c 6 »

The Animal Protection Act prohibits persons from causing an animal to be or to continue to be in distress, including persons who are the owner or the person in charge of an animal. However, this prohibition does not apply if…

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Agricultural Products Act, RSY 2002, c 3 »

The Agricultural Products Act establishes a system to inspect agricultural products to control quality and safety. The Act authorizes the making of regulations for a number of agricultural related activities, including animal slaughter. Under the Act, “game animal” means (a)…

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Canada Wildlife Act, RSC 1985, c W-9 »

The Canada Wildlife Act provides the Minister of the Environment with broad powers to set regulations in order to protect wildlife nation-wide. The Act empowers wildlife officers with broad investigative powers and sets out the fines and punishments for contravening…

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Custodio v Pucci, 2012 BCPC 445 »

Application for the return of a dog from the applicant’s ex-partner. The Court determined that they have jurisdiction to order the return of a dog, as a dog is considered property. In allowing the application, the Court held that monetary…

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R v Hughes, 2012 ABPC 250 »

Accused charged with violating Calgary’s Responsible Pet Ownership Bylaw for keeping chickens in the backyard of his residential property. The accused alleged that the Bylaw was ultra vires the municipality and that it violated a number of his Charter rights.…

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R v Harmsworth, 2012 ABPC 346 »

Application by an RCMP officer for an Order to have a dog designated as a dangerous dog, pursuant to the Dangerous Dogs Act, and be destroyed. Without provocation, the dog had severely bitten the arm of a third party. Although…

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Reece v Edmonton (City), 2011 ABCA 238 »

Appeal from the Court of Queens Bench decision to strike the application for a declaration that the City of Edmonton is violating the Animal Protection Act by keeping Lucy the Elephant in Valley Zoo. The application was brought forward by…

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R v Muhlbah, 2011 ABQB 9 »

Appeal by the Crown from the acquittal of the accused of a charge for permitting cattle to be in distress contrary to section 2(1) of the Animal Protection Act. On appeal, the Crown argued that the Trial Judge misinterpreted the…

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Cassells v University of Victoria, 2010 BCSC 1213 »

The University of Victoria filed an application to set aside an injunction prohibiting the University from euthanizing rabbits on campus. The University wished to resume killing the rabbits in response to their problematic rabbit population. Prior to the injunction, the…

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R v Hoath, 2008 ABPC 287 »

Accused was charged with 5 counts under section 2(1) of the Animal Protection Act and under section 446(1)(a) of the Criminal Code for wilfully causing or permitting puppies to be or continue to be in distress and that he wilfully…

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