Monday February 08, 2016

Activist calls for animal charter of rights as protection from cruelty

Michael Hill, the man accused of binding a dog’s snout, neck and legs with electrical tape (seen here) and leaving it behind a shopping centre, pleaded guilty to an animal-cruelty charge and was sentenced to two years in jail.

Michael Hill, the man accused of binding a dog’s snout, neck and legs with electrical tape (seen here) and leaving it behind a shopping centre, pleaded guilty to an animal-cruelty charge and was sentenced to two years in jail. (Windsor-Essex County Humane Society/Facebook)

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A dog named Justice was found bound in tape and abandoned for dead. His human tormentor has been sentenced to a federal penitentiary, but animal rights activists point to this disturbing case as an example of why animal protection in this country need to be strengthened. 

Guests in this segment:

  • Camille Labchuk, lawyer and the executive director of Animal Justice, a not-for-profit which advocates for the humane treatment of animals.
  • Doug Sawyer, owner of Ghost Pine Ranches in Pine Lake, Alta.


This segment was produced by The Current's Catherine Kalbfleisch, John Chipman and Julian Uzielli.