Articles - animal cruelty

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Charges Laid in a Massive Alberta Animal Cruelty Case

Fifty-two horses and six dogs were removed from a property in Alberta. Patricia Lynn Moore and Ross Andrew have been charged with 27 related offences.

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Family Charged With Animal Cruelty Fails to Show Up for Court

David Lee, Victoria and Jason Leroy Small failed to appear in a Provincial Offences Court in Newmarket, ON, on July 6, as each face animal cruelty charges.

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Have Your Say on Animal Cruelty Laws & Enforcement in Ontario

A new survey asks for the public's input on how animal cruelty investigations and humane law enforcement should be handled in Ontario.

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Smalls’ Animal Cruelty Case Nears Resolution

David Lee, Victoria and Jason Leroy Small, accused in a case of animal cruelty in Ontario, have decided to plead guilty and face sentencing next month.

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Accused in Alberta Cruelty Case is No Stranger to the Courts

Patricia Lynn Moore, who is facing charges of cruelty against animals by the Alberta SPCA and the RCMP, is no stranger to the court system.

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OSPCA to Phase Out Cruelty Investigations for Horses and Livestock

The OSPCA, which has investigated and prosecuted animal cruelty cases involving horses and livestock, will pull back from such operations in 2019.

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Three Guilty Pleas for Smalls

The Small family pled guilty to animal abuse and the court heard the agreed on statement of facts about the dead and starving horses in their care.

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Sentencing in Smalls Case

The investigation into David, Victoria and Jason Small for the neglect of horses in their care has ended in a jail sentence for the entire family.

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Community Impact Statement for Ontario Case of Animal Abuse

Criminal litigator D. Sid Freeman will write a Community Impact Statement to present to the Court in the animal cruelty case against the Small family.

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New Ontario Animal Cruelty Investigations Report Released

Animal cruelty enforcement expert Kendra Coulter has released a new report: A More Humane and Safer Ontario: The Future of Animal Cruelty Investigations.