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Man Banned From Having Pets - Unusual Sentence Stems From Cruelty to Kitten

Animals  (tags: kitten, abuse, euthanized, euthanasia, law, conviction, charges, sentence, sentencing, Canada, restriction, probation, AnimalCruelty, AnimalWelfare, animalneglect, animalabuse, cruelty, crime, death, pets, protection, neglect )

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A St. Catharines man who pleaded guilty to animal cruelty is not allowed to own another pet for five years -- the first penalty of its kind in the area, according to humane society officials. Darrin Reece has been in custody since June 8.

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LadyLou B. (133)
Thursday July 5, 2007, 8:59 pm
Glad to see this man has received such a sentence. I only wish it had been harsher, but he was prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Obviously, animal abuse laws need to be made much more stringent, but this is a step in the right direction. Sad that this kitten had to be euthanized ~ poor baby deserved better. Thanks for the story Johanna.


Thunderr Wolf (499)
Saturday July 7, 2007, 10:22 am
he should be banned from living
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