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R. v. Menard (1978), 43 C.C.C. (2d) 458 (Que. C.A.)

Defendant carried on an animal control business, including capturing strays and killing them if they were unclaimed after three days. He killed unclaimed strays by carbon monoxide poisoning. He was convicted of animal cruelty under the Criminal Code because the killing method caused substantial suffering, and less painful methods were available.


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April 05, 2017

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