This petition closed 11 months ago
Captain was a two year old German
Shepherd dog who was discovered on July 18, 2012
wrapped in a bloody sheet and left in a dumpster in Vancouver, British
Columbia, Canada. When Captain was found he was emaciated, and had also been
stabbed and brutally beaten with a heavy chain and baseball bat, being rendered
quadriplegic and with brain hemorrhaging. Despite the best efforts of those
caring for him, Captain passed away from cardiac arrest shortly after being
rescued from the dumpster.
Brian Whitlock, Captain's owner, was charged with "wilfully causing unnecessary pain, suffering, or injury to an animal" contrary to Section 445.1(1)(a) of the Criminal Code of Canada.
Captain suffered horribly. Captain was beaten, stabbed, and starved, and was still living, when he was thrown into a dumpster.
What was done to Captain was an act of violent cruelty.
It is a well-documented fact that those who abuse animals may also become violent toward humans and thus pose a risk to society.
BRIAN WHITLOCK HAS RECENTLY PLEADED GUILTY, so we respectfully petition for the following:
MAXIMUM SENTENCE FOR BRIAN WHITLOCK, GUILTY OF CAUSING UNNECESSARY PAIN AND SUFFERING TO CAPTAIN THE GERMAN SHEPHERD DOG.
That the honourable sentencing Judge in the Provincial Court of British Columbia apply the maximum penalty available under the law for this offence, which is 5 years in prison. That the court also, in accordance with Section 447.1(1)(a) of the Criminal Code of Canada, "make an order prohibiting the accused from owning, having the custody or control of or residing in the same premises as an animal or a bird" for the rest of his lifetime. Further, that the court, in accordance with Section 447.1(1)(b), "on its own motion, order that the accused pay to a person or an organization that has taken care of an animal or a bird as a result of the commission of the offence [in this case, the British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals] the reasonable costs that the person or organization incurred in respect of the animal or bird."
HERE IS ANOTHER PETITION FOR CAPTAIN TO SUPPORT AS WELL PLEASE.
The petition -Charlene Myers.
Many thanks to everyone for the support. Jayne