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

New Ontario Animal Cruelty Investigations Report Released

Calling it a critically important moment for animal welfare in Ontario, a Brock University professor has released her latest findings that offer unique insight and perspective on the issue. Kendra Coulter, Chair of Brock’s Labour Studies Department and Canada’s foremost…

Calvin Barry, lawyer for Jason Leroy and Victoria Small, is shown here outside the courtroom with his clients in tow.

Three Guilty Pleas for Smalls

A full courtroom in Newmarket witnessed three guilty pleas for the Small family for “permitting an animal to be in distress.” The court heard the statement of facts which were agreed on and entered into the record. The facts detailed…

The Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals will not sign a new contract with the province after the current one expires the end of March.

The OSPCA Will No Longer Enforce Animal Cruelty Laws

The Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA) has announced that it will not sign a new contract with the province after the current one expires at the end of March. For the last 100 years, the…

David, Victoria and Jason Small will plead guilty to abuse charges in open court on March 5th.

Smalls’ Animal Cruelty Case Nears Resolution

The chickens may be coming home to roost for David Lee, Victoria and Jason Leroy Small, charged with multiple counts of permitting an animal to be in distress, failing to provide adequate food and failing to provide care necessary for…

On January 8, 2019, officers removed dozens of horses from Patricia Moore’s property. Photo courtesy of Brenda Belanger

Accused in Alberta Cruelty Case is No Stranger to the Courts

UPDATE: On February 4, 2019, Robert Hugh Cornell was also charged with regard to the Alberta SPCA investigation. He faces a total of 27 charges, with nine charges each of causing an animal to be in distress, failing to provide adequate…

Sixty-five horses and six dogs were removed from Patricia Lynn Moore’s property near Edmonton, Alberta on January 8, 2019.

Charges Laid in a Massive Alberta Animal Cruelty Case

On January 8, 2019, a collaborative effort involving Evansburg RCMP, RCMP Livestock Investigations, Alberta SPCA, Brand Inspectors, Sangudo Veterinary Clinic, Parkland County and Lac St. Anne County resulted in the removal of a total of 65 horses and six dogs…

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

Have Your Say on Animal Cruelty Laws & Enforcement in Ontario

A Brock University Labour Studies professor is looking for the public’s views on how Ontario should handle animal cruelty investigations and humane law enforcement in the future. Kendra Coulter, chair of Brock’s Labour Studies Department, is leading a larger research…

OSPCA to Phase Out Cruelty Investigations for Horses and Livestock

The Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA), an agency which has for many years investigated and prosecuted animal cruelty cases involving horses, livestock and other large animals, will pull back from such operations in 2019 and…

Community Impact Statement for Ontario Case of Animal Abuse

The Ontario equestrian community has been in shock and dismay since the news broke about a horrific case of animal abuse and neglect at a Stouffville area farm in May. When Ontario SPCA officers arrived on the scene, they discovered…

Armed with photos of one of the starving yearlings found on the Stouffville farm rented by the Small family, horse advocates waited to confront David Lee, Victoria and Jason Leroy at court on July 6, 2018. Photo by Susie Kockerscheidt/Metroland Media

Family Charged With Animal Cruelty Fails to Show Up for Court

A group of 20 horse advocates gathered at a Provincial Offences Court in Newmarket, Ontario, on July 6th, ready to confront three people charged with animal cruelty. But David Lee Small, his wife Victoria Small and their son, Jason Leroy…

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