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Monday, Apr 30, 2001
» Name Undisclosed
» Youkhana Moshi
Case Updates: 1 update(s) available
A Canadian teenager is facing six months in jail for beating and barbecuing her family's pet dog. The 17-year-old was convicted of animal cruelty at the criminal court in Etobicoke, Ontario.
Peppy, a 12-year-old Pomeranian, was repeatedly kicked and thrown against a wall. He was then cooked on a gas barbecue - possibly while still alive.
The maximum penalty for animal abuse is six months in jail, a two-year ban on owning animals, and a fine of £890. The Toronto Sun says investigators were unable to recover its body.
Jim Pollock, of the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, said: "On the strength of what the police had learned, they had cause to believe what had taken place." It is not known why the girl carried out the attack.
|The young woman was convicted on two counts: "without lawful cause, killing of a dog kept for a lawful purpose," and "unlawfully causing unnecessary pain and suffering to a dog by means of kicking and burning the dog."|
While the body of the 12-year-old Pomeranian dog was not available, the judge concluded that circumstantial evidence was sufficient to convict the 17- year-old woman. She will be sentenced in January, 2002.
|Update posted on Mar 26, 2003 - 9:35AM|
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