Tuesday, February 20, 2007

After Dog Dragged Behind Car, Alberta, Canada Member of Parliament Presents Petition to House of Commons That Calls for Penalties for Animal Abuse

I’m very glad that in the land of the baby seal slaughter -
canadian-seal-slaughter-information-re.html -
that there are some that see the need for tougher laws. The absolute cruelty of this case demand that they pay attention to the issue.


Boost animal abuse penalties: petition



CALGARY -- A central Alberta member of Parliament presented a petition to the House of Commons yesterday that calls for tougher penalties for animal abuse, reports Global TV Calgary.

"Let it be known as the Daisy Duke bill," said Myron Thompson, member for Wild Rose, referring to a pet dog that was allegedly tortured in Didsbury last October.

The Lab-border collie cross was found barely alive and had to be euthanized by a veterinarian after she was apparently dragged behind a car with a rope around her neck and all four legs bound.

She suffered injuries including a broken neck, back and pelvis.

Tamara Chaney, an outraged animal lover in Didsbury, collected 110,000 signatures from across Canada on the petition, which was distributed by veterinary clinics and animal rights organizations.

Current laws allow for a maximum penalty of six months in jail and/or a $2,000 fine for a conviction under animal cruelty provisions of the Criminal Code.

Daniel Charles Haskett, 19, of Didsbury, is scheduled to stand trial on animal cruelty charges beginning May 23. The dog had been a family pet in Haskett's home.

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