Demand Punishment for CEO Who Abused Puppy

dog abuse

Target:  Chief James McElvain & Vancouver Law Officials

Goal: Arrest and charge Centerplate CEO for abusing dog

Desmond Hague, who is the CEO of Stamford-based catering company Centerplate, was staying at a hotel in Vancouver, Canada where he was caught on surveillance video abusing a friend’s Doberman puppy in an elevator. The video in question clearly shows Hague kicking the puppy several times as it cowered in the corner of the elevator, snapping its leash, and lifting the puppy off the ground by its neck with the leash. After leaving the elevator, he angrily drags the puppy behind him. According to Global News reports, the local Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) is currently investigating Hague. Officers found the Doberman puppy in a crate living in its own urine.

So far, Centerplate has released a statement claiming that they do not condone the mistreatment of animals and have already contacted local authorities to “better understand the facts and circumstances related to the incident.” They could not comment further on the incident. In a statement to Global News regarding the situation captured by surveillance video, Hague said, “I take full responsibility for my actions. This incident is completely and utterly out of character and I am ashamed and deeply embarrassed.” He admits that he had lost control of himself due to “minor frustration” with the puppy and has apologized to its owner. No charges have been filed in the case.

Please sign this petition to demand punishment for Desmond Hague and ensure that his actions of animal abuse will not be taken lightly.


Dear Chief James McElvain & Vancouver Law Officials,

Desmond Hague was clearly caught on surveillance tape abusing a defenseless, innocent puppy and must be charged for animal abuse. Please conduct a full investigation and prosecute Hague to the highest extent of Canadian law. It is incomprehensible to me as to why no charges have been filed yet even thought there is clear evidence of the abuse happening on video. Kicking and dragging a dog because of a moment of “minor frustration” cannot be forgiven with a simple apology. There is no reason or excuse to hurt an animal repeatedly and so callously.

I urge you to make sure that Hague does not get away with his crimes and to officially charge him. Do not let this kind of criminal act go unpunished.


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Photo credit: Mike Hager via Vancouver Sun

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  1. This is wrong a man was caught on camera abusing a puppy but no chargers as been filed what a shame on the justice systems as he was caught on camera abusing a puppy that’s solid evidence so why is this abuser got away with his cruelly to this puppy that’s why this is happening more because this sad perfeic justice systems are not protecting these animals nor doing their jobs properly to this sad things that animals are not getting justice for the suffering pain abuse these animals get of this type a scum sadistically people that get gets off on abusing beating killing defenceless animals because they carnt fight back they wouldn’t if those animals could the pothetic scum bags that dose these things too much of scared to pick on eneyone bar the animals they do this too this is happening a lot all over because they get away with this sort of crimes this is wrong why are they getting away with this because the justice systems are not protecting these animals this should be sorted out by government members to right the wrong their justice systems as been failed to do their jobs properly for the animals

  2. Absolutely disgusting behaviour and absolutely disgusting that this man has not been held accountable for his own actions!!!!!

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