Animal Cruelty May Be Indicator

  • Petitioning Crown Counsel and the honourable sentencing judge in the province of Alberta, Canada

Proceed by indictment and recommend/apply the maximum sentence *IF* the accused is found guilty of the animal cruelty charge(s) against him.

    1. Petition by
    2. Animal Cruelty Legislation Advocates Canada

This petition calls for justice for a husky dog and cat who were found dead in two separate incidents in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The husky was determined to have died of starvation, and had been chronically malnourished. The cat died from “asphyxia due to ligature strangulation following the infliction of multiple traumatic injuries to the head, tail and hind limbs,” according to the Calgary Humane Society. Charged with two counts of “wilfully causing unnecessary pain, suffering, or injury to an animal” is 19-year-old Nicolino Ivano Camardi.

Animal cruelty is a crime of violence against animals and a red-flag indicator of the potential for animal abusers to be participating in other criminality, including violence toward humans. It is therefore a public safety concern and must be viewed as such by our criminal justice system.

This petition requests that Crown Counsel proceed with these charges as indictable offences and that, if someone is convicted of animal cruelty in relation to this dog and/or cat’s death, Crown Counsel recommend, and the honourable sentencing judge apply, the maximum sentence available, including a lifetime ban on owning animals in accordance with the relevant legislation.

LINKS TO NEWS ARTICLES ABOUT THIS STORY:

http://www.calgarysun.com/2014/05/05/calgary-humane-society-charge-man-in-deaths-of-husky-cat

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/muzzled-cat-dog-found-dead-in-alley-nets-man-charges-1.2632205

http://calgary.ctvnews.ca/man-charged-in-connection-with-animal-abuse-1.1806402

Animal abuse happens everywhere. It has to be stopped. Like this article points out, animal abuse can be indicative of other, more horrific abuse to people.

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BREAKING NEWS – ANIMAL CRUELTY CRIMES NOW TO BE TRACKED BY THE FBI

Dear friends,
A huge story is breaking in the US where, for the first time, cruelty to animals will get its own category in the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Uniform Crime Report (where data is collected about all crimes reported in the US). What this means is that no longer will law enforcement agencies be required to report these crimes under the category of “other offences”, allowing animal cruelty crim

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"BREAKINGDear friends,
A huge story is breaking in the US where, for the first time, cruelty to animals will get its own category in the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Uniform Crime Report (where data is collected about all crimes reported in the US). What this means is that no longer will law enforcement agencies be required to report these crimes under the category of “other offences”, allowing animal cruelty crime data to be captured as never before. Further, as reported in the blog post below, now that animal cruelty and neglect will be included in the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report, “there is a real incentive for law enforcement agencies to pay closer attention to such incidents.” I applaud all the people involved in this decision, and hope that something similar will be coming to Canada in the very near future! For Captain and all other abused animals (and humans affected by animal abuse). <3 <3LINKS TO ARTICLES:
http://blog.humanesociety.org/wayne/2014/09/animal-cruelty-uniform-crime-report.html

http://aldf.org/blog/tracking-animal-crimes-data-in-the-fbis-uniform-crime-reporting-ucr-program-a-huge-step-forward/

ABOUT THE FBI’S UNIFORM CRIME REPORTING PROGRAM:
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