Quebec Man Sentenced to Six-Month Prison Term for Animal Cruelty

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Quebec resident Geoffrey Laberge was sentenced on Friday to prison after pleading guilty to five counts of animal cruelty in the stabbing of his three-year-old pug mixed breed dog. The six-month jail term punishment is the stiffest sentence in Quebec’s history ever issued for animal cruelty.

Canada MSN News.com states Laberge beat and stabbed his two dogs in August 2011. One of the dogs was immediately rushed to an emergency veterinarian hospital where surgery was performed on three deep wounds to the dog’s head. Veterinarian Lissa Altschuler said it was the worst case of animal cruelty to a sweet dog she had ever seen. The dog survived.

In 2012 the Animal Legal Defense Fund described Quebec as “the province with the weakest animal protection legislation” in the country. Long considered the capital of puppy mills in North America there are estimated to be over 800 unregulated puppy mills in Montreal.

 

Source: Examiner

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