R v Cunningham and Whiffen, 2011 BCPC 0358

Cunningham worked on Whiffen’s farm and looked after the horses. Whiffen acquired a horse for his children to ride. When the horse became emaciated and was not able to eat properly, a decision to euthanize him was made after a consultation with a veterinarian. Whiffen hanged the horse by hanging him from an excavator.