Update #2 ·

RICHARD BENTON SENTENCED - NO JUSTICE FOR RYKER AND PHYLO

Dear friends,
At the end of May, Richard Charles Gerald Benton pled guilty to "killing an animal without lawful excuse" under the Criminal Code of Canada and was sentenced for killing Ryker and Phylo. The judge believed that Benton mistook the dogs for wolves. He was given a 6-month conditional sentence and 12 months of probation. He is not allowed to possess firearms during the year of probation and must also pay $825 in restitution for veterinary bills. Thank you so much to everyone who signed and shared the petition. I'm sorry I couldn't convey better news regarding the outcome of this case. May Ryker and Phylo play in peace always.

LINKS TO NEWS ARTICLES:
http://www.kamloopsthisweek.com/man-gets-condition...

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/b-c...

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