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CanadaNova Scotia SPCA uses video evidence to get conviction in animal cruelty case

19:55  20 august  2019
19:55  20 august  2019 Source:   msn.com

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The Nova Scotia SPCA was praising a groundbreaking court decision Monday, calling it an They say it's the first conviction for someone for causing pain, suffering and undue anxiety to an animal . A video of the incident is difficult to watch, but it's a critical piece of evidence the SPCA says has led to

When it comes to animal cruelty , what warrants jail time? Finding a suitable punishment is a complicated conversation to have for both - Jo-Anne Landsburg, Nova Scotia SPCA investigator. Landsburg called it an "extreme situation" with a warranted sentence given it was his second animal

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HALIFAX — The Nova Scotia SPCA says footage from a security camera showing a dog being whipped with a leash was used to convict a Halifax man of animal cruelty.

Jo-Anne Landsburg, the SPCA's chief provincial inspector, says the case is precedent-setting in the province because the video helped lead to a conviction when there was no physical proof of injuries to the animal.

In October 2018, the SPCA says it received a complaint from someone who said they had a video recording showing a man abusing a dog at an apartment complex.

Thirty-one-year-old Adam DeCoste was charged later that month with causing the dog to be in distress.

DeCoste pleaded guilty to the charge last week and was ordered to pay a $1,000 fine and prohibited from owning animals for three years.

Landsburg says the organization's case was assisted in court through testimony from a B.C.-based animal behaviour scientist who said the dog suffered fear, anxiety and physical discomfort. She says the dog has since been adopted by new owners.

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