Update Graphic Image:Sudbury Man Sentenced In Dog Shooting

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“Is that all that dogs life is worth, a measly $2,000 & 5 year ban on owning another dog…what a load of crap & what if the next dog pisses him off & he decides to shoot him too!! Poor Buddy had over 50 pellets taken out of his face & neck back in March…I think the sentencing on this case is so F-ing wrong…it stinks!!” R.I.P Buddy x (sorry playing catch up)

Follow up on story Nov 5th: Sudbury judge hands down sentence in high-profile ‘Buddy’ case after Simeon Smith makes guilty plea

Buddy, a German Shepherd mix dog, was found on the side of a Sudbury, Ont. area road after sustaining gun shot wounds to the face. He was rescued and treated at Walden Animal Hospital, but later died from heart failure. (Walden Animal Hospital)

A Sudbury area man has been given a $2,000 fine and a five-year ban on owning a dog after pleading guilty to animal cruelty charges.

On Monday morning, the case of Buddy — a German Shepherd mixed-breed dog found shot in the face and neck and left to die on the side of a St. Charles area road — was put to rest in a Sudbury court room.

 Simeon Smith did not appear in court for his sentencing, but earlier pleaded guilty to animal cruelty charges in the shooting of the dog in March.

The dog later died of heart failure in an animal hospital.

Smith was charged with four counts of animal cruelty under the Ontario SPCA act, including one count each of causing the animal to be in distress, permitting the animal to be in distress, failing to provide adequate and appropriate medical attention and failing to humanely kill an animal.

Justice Pierre Leclerc issued the fine and the ban, along with a stipulation the SPCA may investigate his property during the five-year dog ownership ban

News Link:http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/sudbury/story/2012/11/05/sby-buddy-dog-sentencing.html

“The following petition is still live, even though the person above was caught?”


Reward offered in bludgeoning deaths of two dogs in Eagle Creek

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EAGLE CREEK– A $3,000 reward has been posted for information in the case of two dogs found bludgeoned to death last week in the Eagle Creek area south east of Damascus.

The Oregon Humane Society and Clackamas County sheriff’s deputies are looking for clues in the killings, which remain puzzling to investigators.

“Somebody has to be not quite right to kill an animal like that,” said Sgt. Adam PhillipsClackamas County Sheriff’s Office spokesman. “Of course, when animals are old or sick, we have to put them down. But these were young, healthy dogs.”

Phillips said the killer — or killers — could potentially face charges of aggravated first-degree animal abuse, a Class C felony punishable by a maximum of five years in prison and a $125,000 fine.

The Oregon Humane Society initially offered a $500 rewardIn Defense of Animals added another $2,500.

For Ref. Only. Black Labrador

Early last Thursday, JP Stalcup reported that he had found his dogs dead in a wooded area behind his house in the 24000 block of Southeast Sweetwater Lane. He told 9-1-1 dispatchers that it looked as if his dogs had been killed with an axe.

Stalcup told an investigating deputy his dogsDuke, a black Labrador retriever, and Buddy, a Labrador and blue heeler mix — had been missing since Monday. He said he found them down a steep embankment about 100 yards from his house.

Phillips said the deputy was unable to find any other injuries on the dogs’ bodies, ruling out the likelihood that they were killed by a predator.

Necropsies were performed by veterinarians at the Oregon Humane Society. The examinations of the dogs’ bodies confirmed that both Duke and Buddy were killed by blows from some sort of sharp implement.

Ref. Only. Labrador Blue Heeler Mix, Any combination of Black & White

Oregon Humane Society officials are urging anyone with information in the case to contact them at 503-285-7722.

Meanwhile, Phillips said information will be taken on the sheriff’s confidential tip line, 503-723-4949.

Confidential text messages can be sent to CRIMES (274637 on a cell phone keypad), with the keyword “CCSO” as the first word in the message.


California Man Charged With Setting His Family’s Basset Hound On Fire With Lighter Fluid

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“Sound like this prick was known fairly well to the cops, having been done for vandalism etc. So I presume he got a slap on the wrist, which would be no deterrent to a 3 year old child…Consequently here we are…killing animals! His appetite for crime just got stronger, first the dog, better watch out…could be a child kidnapper or rapist next…if the Judge does not pass the right sentence. These people are cold hearted evil little shit’s who care for no one but themselves. Please sign the petition, lets get this vermin locked up for a long time…who am I kidding…6 months if lucky…F-ing pathetic!” 

Andrew Delgado is accused of killing his family’s 3-year-old basset hound, Buddy.

Andrew Delgado Killed dog set of fire

Suspect Andrew Delgado was arrested Thursday in Camarillo Heights, north of Los Angeles, and subsequently confessed to the disturbing crime against his family’s pet, cops said.

An 18-year-old California man was behind bars Friday on charges that he killed his family’s basset hound by dousing the dog with lighter fluid and setting the pet on fire.

Suspect Andrew Delgado was arrested Thursday in Camarillo Heights, a coastal city north of Los Angeles, and subsequently confessed to the disturbing crime, cops said.

“During his interview after the arrest, he admitted setting the dog on fire and also told us he was under the influence of drugs at the time,” Capt. Don Aguilar with the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department told the Daily News.

“We can’t confirm what kind of drugs he was on, but he did claim responsibility,” Capt. Aguilar said.

The dog was found clinging to life in a ravine near Delgado’s family home on Oct. 27, cops said.

Buddy – doused in lighter fluid then set on fire – Died from his injuries

Named Buddy, the severely burned pooch died a short time later.

The inhumane act of it really hit home with a lot of people in the community,” Capt. Aguilar said. “There’s been an outpouring of concern with citizens very concerned about an arrest.”

Delgado was booked on arson and animal cruelty charges with bail set at $35,000.
He is due in court Tuesday.

In August, Delgado was found guilty of vandalism and also pleaded guilty to drug and theft offenses in three separate incidents, the Ventura County Star reported.

We were devastated that it happened and that it was someone who was supposed to be caring for Buddy,” Melissa Ruthenbeck-Chiaramonte, president of the Basset Hound Rescue group that placed Buddy with Delgado’s family, told the newspaper.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/man-arrested-killing-dog-setting-fire-article-1.1199677#ixzz2CiHbMvEj

Abandoned Dog Left Bleeding After Home Neutering Job – Recovering

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“Well this lady is a kinder women than me, I could never forgive somebody for doing this…what the hell did they use as anaesthetic, probably nothing. Thank goodness she came along or else this could have turned out so horribly for the poor dog! He has a beautiful face, somebody must recognise him, I would have thought the police would be interested in speaking to the person who tried DIY surgery; then just left him!”

A pit bull named Buddy was abandoned at an Oregon grocery store after a do-it-yourself neutering job went wrong. 

He was found leashed to a shopping cart with a bag of dog food in it and a sign that read “Anything helps.”

Springfield, Oregon resident Jan Durham discovered the badly bleeding dog and rushed him to an animal hospital.  She paid for his life-saving surgery out of her own pocket.

“He’s really good you know,” Durham said as she cradled Buddy’s head in her lap.  “He’s a great dog.  He’s so sweet.  He’s smart.  He knows how to sit and lay down.”

She says she feels no anger toward the person who left Buddy.

“I thought that they were just trying to do something on the cheap and trying to save money,” Durham said.  “And, I don’t know what their circumstances were.  At least they loved him enough to leave him in such a public place.”

Buddy’s botched neutering was serious enough to threaten his life.  

“They tried to slice the skin open in the scrotal sack to remove the testicle and apparently, when our client brought him in, things were hanging out,” said Q Street Animal Hospital manager Beth Mitchell.  “He was bloody and it was painful.”

Buddy is now recovering in Durham’s foster home.  She has another dog and unfortunately cannot keep him, but will hold on to him while he recuperates.  Luv-a-Bull, a local pit bull rescue organization, will be handling his adoption when he is ready.  Liesl Hardt, a spokeswoman for the organization, has said that Buddy is smart, sweet and good with kids.

News Link:-http://www.lifewithdogs.tv/2012/11/abandoned-dog-left-bleeding-after-home-neutering-job-recovering/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+LifeWithDogs+%28Life+With+Dogs%29

Buddy the Chimpanzee Killed In Nevada Because He Wasn’t Really a Pet

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” I have long been an admirer of Marc Bekoff & think he is one of the most brilliant minds when it comes to the behaviour & moral conduct of animals. I have asked for his opinion on several things, recently, Tony the truck stop tiger & was pleased to hear that he agreed with the majority; that keeping a lone tiger in such an environment is wrong on so many levels! Keeping exotic animals as pets is wrong, hence the post below. Read it, then listen to the audio video below, one of Marc Bekoffs & Jessica Pierce called ‘Wild Justice‘…makes you really think about animals & their capabilities!!

Animal Emotions -Do animals think and feel?

There’s a need for strong regulations against keeping exotic animals in homes
Published on August 24, 2012 by Marc Bekoff, Ph.D. in Animal Emotions

Wild animals are dangerous and should not be kept as pets. Consider the tragic story of C.J. and Buddy, two chimpanzees who lived in a home in Nevada. When discussing the need for regulations on the private possession of exotic pets in Nevada or elsewhere, it’s important to see the jungle for the trees.

C.J. and Buddy, the two chimpanzees who escaped from a residential Clark County neighbourhood in July, were treated as pets, but were and always remained highly sentient wild animals. In a natural situation, chimpanzees typically remain with their mothers, nursing, playing with siblings, and learning to forage until they are about 8 years old. A mother chimpanzee in the wild patiently teaches her young vital skills such as hunting, foraging, and using tools, as well as the subtleties of their community’s culture.

But the story of C.J. and Buddy followed a drastically different course: Born at a chimpanzee breeding facility in Texas, ripped from their mothers and sold shortly after birth, dressed in baby clothes and pampered as virtual children, C.J. and Buddy were propped up in front of cameras and thrust into the spotlight, and then, too powerful to handle after just a few years, eventually locked away in a backyard cage. Such treatment would drive a person mad and it drives a chimpanzee bonkers. We know that chimpanzees (see also) and other animals suffer from a wide variety of mood and anxiety disorders (see also and).

When you understand that an adult chimpanzee is many times stronger than any human and has the capability to crush bones with his jaws, you see the animal the Clark County officer was forced to shoot dead that fateful July morning when C.J. and Buddy ran amok. C.J.’s life was undoubtedly shattered as she watched Buddy, the only companion she had ever had, die, and it is because of this trauma that she likely acted out again, escaping two more times following her escape with Buddy.

Yet, it is only because of this tragedy that C.J.’s luck turned around, and she is headed to a sanctuary where she will make new friends in a more suitable environment. It’s the best outcome for her, but it’s a very rare outcome for most pet primates who are cast into roles as surrogate children or household pets. When pet primates reach sexual maturity and begin powerfully acting out many are locked away in a backyard or basement cages, dumped at shoddy roadside zoos, pseudo-sanctuaries, backyard menageries, or breeding facilities. These sentient, emotional, and intelligent animals, who can live to be 60 years old, often spend those years wasting away in a cage, slowly losing their minds. Others, seeking an escape from the profound and relentless boredom, make a mad dash for freedom, which, as was the case for Buddy, almost always ends badly.

And chimpanzees are not the only primates kept as pets who are capable of inflicting serious injuries; smaller primates also pose a significant danger. Even those individuals who have been subjected to painful tooth extractions can inflict serious bruising and break skin, and they can all spread parasitic, bacteria,l and viral infections. Macaque monkeys, popular in the pet trade, naturally carry the Herpes B virus that is often fatal to humans. Health risks are so serious that people in Canada who work with primates are not allowed to donate blood for fear of spreading known and unknown diseases.

There have been hundreds of dangerous incidents involving captive primates, many kept as pets, including the tragic story of the Connecticut woman (see also) whose face was torn off by her friend’s pet chimpanzee named Travis. Scores of children have been injured by pet monkeys, many requiring hospital treatment while worried parents wait to hear from doctors if they’ve contracted any infectious diseases.

Exotic pets still have wild genes

Travis was not a “domesticated chimpanzee” as a story published by the AP called him. This is a complete misrepresentation of who he was. Travis was accustomed to drinking wine and using a WaterPik to brush his teeth and while this may sound “cute“, asking a chimpanzee to do these things is an insult to who they are. In response to this story I noted that domestication is an evolutionary process that results in animals such as our companion dogs and cats who undergo substantial behavioural, anatomical, physiological, and genetic changes during the process. Travis was a socialized chimpanzee who usually got along with humans but not a domesticated being. He still had his wild genes just as do wolves, cougars, and bears who live with humans, and tragedies occur because these are wild animals despite that they’re treated as if they’re humans. To say there was no known provocation is to ignore this basic fact. Wild animals do not belong in human homes, they can be highly unpredictable (consider other attacks by famous animals on their handlers), and they should be allowed to live at sanctuaries that are dedicated to respecting their lives while minimizing human contact.

The Ohio Exotic Animal Massacre

Let’s not forget the massacre of exotic animals in Ohio who were released right before the man who lived with them killed himself. It took a public disaster and embarrassment over a lack of policy to awaken Ohio lawmakers. At the time the animals were released and killed, Ohio had no regulations concerning the keeping of exotic animals as pets but now they do.

Unfortunately, Nevada has set itself up for situations like the Clark County escape and even worse scenarios. Without restrictions regarding the private possession of dangerous wild animals, law enforcement officers will never know if their day will involve holding off a rampaging gunman or trying to stop a neurotic ape. Maybe the Clark County incident will help serve as an impetus for change.

As one of only six states in the nation without restrictions for private ownership of exotic animals, Nevada lawmakers are playing Russian roulette with public safety, and a pet chimpanzee might as well be holding the trigger.

Please contact Nevada’s members of Congress (see also) and ask them to change their laws.

Read the rest of this post here:http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/animal-emotions/201208/buddy-the-chimpanzee-killed-in-nevada-because-he-wasnt-really-pet

Wild Justice; The Moral Lives of Animals (sample) by Marc Bekoff and Jessica Pierce

Published on 25 Jul 2012 by 

A sample of the audiobook edition of Wild Justice; The Moral Lives of Animals, written by Marc Bekoff and Jessica Pierce, narrated by Simon Vance, and produced by University Press Audiobooks.
More information about this audiobook is available here:http://universitypressaudiobooks.com/detail.php/109 

B.C. vet sentenced to probation for animal cruelty – Horse forced to pull car from ditch

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A former B.C. veterinarian who used a horse to pull his car out of a ditch has been sentenced to 24 months of probation.

A horse is rescued after being used to pull a car out of a ditch in Langley in this file image from 2008. (CTV)

Mark Marohn was found guilty in March on two animal cruelty charges for forcing a horse named Buddy to tow a vehicle stuck in a Langley ditch on Dec. 10, 2008. He was sentenced in Surrey provincial court on Friday, and was also banned from owning animals for three years.

Marcie Moriarty of the BC SPCA called the ban “ridiculous,” pointing out that Crown prosecutors had asked for a lifetime prohibition.

“We’re exceptionally disappointed in the outcome of this trial. It’s a slap in the face,” she told CTV News.

“This is an individual who has spent years training on how to treat animals and yet he couldn’t even look after the six horses that were in his custody.”

Seven-year-old Buddy was rescued by emergency crews after they worked for several hours, but he had to be put down because he was deemed too thin and weak to survive.

Both Buddy and the car were owned by Marohn and his then-wife and fellow vet Carol Schoyen-Marohn. When police attended the family farm later that day, photos were taken of five other horses that appeared to be malnourished and the SPCA seized the animals.

One horse died four days after the rescue, while the surviving four were adopted by new owners after months of rehabilitation.

Mark Marohn walks outside Surrey provincial court, where he was found guilty on animal cruelty charges. March 28, 2012. (CTV)

Schoyen-Marohn is also accused in the Buddy case, but proceedings against her were postponed after she suffered a stroke in 2010. Her trial is set to begin in October

News Link:-http://www.ctvbc.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20120511/bc_mark_marohn_cruelty_sentence_120511/20120511/?hub=BritishColumbiaHome

Ex-vet Found Guilty of Animal Cruelty

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A former Langley veterinarian‘s persistence in the face of dire financial problems caused his horses to become emaciated and malnourished, a judge ruled Wednesday.

In B.C. Provincial Court in Surrey, Judge Reg Harris convicted Mark Anthony Marohn of failing to provide the necessities of life and allowing an animal to continue to be in distress.

“It is clear the accused’s heart and good intent interfered with his good judgment,” Harris said.

On Dec. 10, 2008, Langley RCMP were called to 208th Street near 20th Avenue after Marohn drove his car into a ditch.

An officer arrived to see a horse, Buddy, in the ditch near the car’s front bumper. He was wearing a halter and tether.

While police were there, Buddy tried to jump out of the ditch but was too weak and rolled back in. Firefighters used a sling to lift him and place him on the road.

A vet determined that the emaciated former racehorse was suffering and he was euthanized. A necropsy showed Buddy was thin due to a lack of nutrition.

Marohn testified at trial that he didn’t use Buddy to pull his car. Instead, Marohn noticed Buddy wandering on the road and pulled over, causing his car to slide into the ditch.

He chased Buddy and, after catching him, grabbed a halter and lead and brought the horse back to the car. Buddy bolted and fell into the ditch, Marohn said.

Harris said he had “extreme difficulty” with Marohn’s account of the events.

“I don’t accept his story because it makes no sense,” Harris said.

In the months leading up to the incident, the Marohn family had had a number of run-ins with the SPCA. The agency checked the family’s six horses a dozen times and ordered the Marohns to provide proper nutrition.

A series of tragic events had decimated the family’s finances and made it impossible to care for the horses and, at times, themselves.

Harris called Marohn a “kind-hearted and professional man” who wanted to provide for his family even though circumstances intervened.

The Marohns’ five other horses were taken into care. One died and four were adopted.

Sentencing will likely take place in early May.

Marohn’s estranged wife, Carol Schoyen-Marohn, who was also a vet, faces the same charges. She is set to go to trial in October.
Read more: http://www.theprovince.com/found+guilty+animal+cruelty/6378122/story.html#ixzz1qcDqbwi6

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