R. v. White, 2012 CanLII 43292 (NL PC)

Mr. White threatened to kill his former girlfriend’s two cats and then killed one and injured another. The cats were found in pillowcases.

R v Lyver, 2011 CarswellNfld 250

Accused arrived at mother’s house as complainant’s dog was defecating on lawn. Complainant did not have bag to pick up faeces. Accused and complainant had argument and accused said he would "shoot" or "kill" complainant and his dog. Accused was charged with two counts of uttering threats contrary to s. 264.1(1)(a) and (c) of Criminal Code.

R v Bellows, 2006 CanLII 23249 (NL PC)

Ms. Bellows treated her neighbours antagonistically. She repeatedly made threats to harm them and their dog. She was duly convicted of these charges under s. 264.1(1)(a), (b), and (c) of the Criminal Code.

R v. Connors, 2011 NLCA 74 (CanLII)

Connors was convicted of uttering threats to kill an animal contrary to s. 264.1(1))(c), of the Criminal Code. He appealed this conviction but failed to raise questions of law. His leave to appeal was denied.

R v Hunt, 1977 CarswellNfld 28

The appellant pleaded guilty before Magistrate Cramm of the Provincial Court to a charge under Sec. 400(a) of the Criminal Code of killing cattle. The Magistrate sentenced Hunt to nine months imprisonment, from which sentence he now appeals. Leave to appeal is granted because, on the face of it, the sentence appears to be a severe one, and there is evidence that the appellant and his accomplice voluntarily confessed their crime to the owner shortly after committing it. However, while severe, this Court sees no reason to interfere with the sentence as imposed.

R v McLean (2003), NO. 130A-0001

His statements were inadmissible because of an improper inducement and in violation of his right to contact counsel in accordance with section 10(b) of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

R. v. Greeley[2001] N.J. No. 207

Greeley admitted to having killed the dog but argued that the killing was justified, as the dog had chased and jumped on Greeley’s son, causing him to need four stitches in his head. Greeley claimed that when Roche opened the door the dog lunged at him and he was required to subdue the dog. He started strangling the dog until it stopped struggling and until he died. The court noted that it seems probable that the dog lunged at Mr. Greeley and that the defendant interpreted this as an attack. The defendant plead non-guilty.

R c P(S), 1996 CarswellNB 92

Fifteen-year-old boy pleaded guilty to charge of causing suffering or injury to a cat. Boy sentenced to six months secure custody and further eight months’ open custody consecutive for failing to comply with probation order. Boy also placed on 12 months’ probation. Boy had prior criminal record and history of drug abuse and satanic practices. Boy appealing sentence on ground disposition prohibited by statute. Appeal allowed. Six months’ secure custody for probation offence and six months open custody for charge of causing suffering to animal.

R v. Fowlie, 1998 CarswellNB 43, 1998 CanLII 28354 (NB QB)

Fowlie attempted to ‘train’ his young horse by tying a rope around his neck, and pulling it behind a wagon. Fowlie repeatedly hit him with a plank of wood. After killing the horse, he dumped the carcass in the woods. Fowlie is convicted of an offence under s. 444(a) of the Criminal Code.

R. v. Gauvin, 2009 NBPC 29 (CanLII)

The death of the two dogs was ascertained by a veterinary pathologist who submitted a report to the crown. The defendant is arguing for a stay of proceedings pursuant to s. 24(1) of the Charter, on the basis that his rights were violated under section 11(b) of the Charter.