Animal cruelty cases handled by two forces in Alberta
Enforcement officers have more latitude in Alberta when it comes to dealing with animal cruelty cases.
“In these cases, there are two ways that the authorities can proceed,” says Dunn, principal of Dunn & Associates. “One of them is under the Criminal Code, which is federal, and the other is under provincial legislation called the Animal Protection Act(APA).” He refers to a Horse Canada report concerning a woman who has been charged by the Alberta Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Alberta SPCA), and the RCMP with cruelty involving 65 horses.
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