R v Barrett, 2015 CanLII 13906 (NL PC)

This is the sentencing for the accused, Tony Barrett, who was charged with four offences. He was charged with being the owner of animals and wilfully permitting to be caused unnecessary suffering and injury to those animals, to wit: seven calves, one goat, one pony and thirteen sheep by depriving them of a sufficient quantity and quality of food to allow for normal, healthy growth and maintenance of normal, healthy bodyweight contrary to section 445.1 of the Criminal Code, and additionally, contrary to section 18(2) of the Animal Health and Protection Act and punishable by section 76(1) of the Animal Health and Protection Act.

In addition, he was charged with being the owner of animals to wit: five dogs, and permitting those animals to be in distress by failing to provide clean, fresh, unfrozen drinking water at all times contrary to section 18(2) of the Animal Health and Protection Act and punishable by section 76(1) of the Animal Health and Protection Act, and failing to provide adequate shelter contrary to section 18(2) of the Animal Health and Protection Act and punishable by section 76(1) of the Animal Health and Protection Act.

The accused was found guilty of all four offences charged.

The accused was sentenced to six months in custody, and was fined with surcharges. The accused was also prohibited, pursuant to s. 447.1 of the Criminal Code, from owning, having the custody or control of or residing in the same premises as an animal or a bird for the rest of his life.

Source: Case Law

Jurisdiction: Newfoundland and Labrador

Topics: calvesCriminal Codedistressdogsfarm animalsfoodgoatsguiltyhealthinjuryponyprohibitionsentencingsheepunnecessary sufferingwater

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