Target: Christopher E. Hinkson, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of British Columbia
Goal: Punish dairy farm employees charged with animal cruelty to the fullest extent of the law.
Cows were cruelly abused at the hands of six employees of a dairy farm in British Columbia, alleges activist group Mercy For Animals. A video reportedly taken at Chilliwack Dairy Farm shows employees punching and kicking cows as well as whipping them with chains and beating them with rods. In one instance, a terrified cow is hung from a chain wrapped around her neck as a worker shouts “Leave her like that.” Other cows were reportedly moved by yanking them from chains around their necks with forklifts.
The men allegedly responsible were recently charged with twenty counts of animal cruelty. The maximum penalty they face is two years in jail and a fine of up to $75,000. Unfortunately, perpetrators of animal abuse often get off with small fines and little or no prison time. This gives the mistaken impression that abusing animals is only a minor offense. Sign this petition demanding that these men and their employer, Chilliwack Dairy Farm, be given the maximum fines and prison sentences possible and that they all be banned from owning animals for life.
Dear Chief Justice Hinkson,
Chilliwack Dairy Farm and six of its employees were recently charged with twenty counts of animal cruelty for causing distress to animals. Footage shows these men allegedly kicking cows, whipping them, and beating them with rods. The men also reportedly hung cows from chains.
Perpetrators of animal abuse unfortunately often get off with small fines and little to no prison time. This gives the misleading and harmful idea that mistreating an animal is only a minor offense. Please ensure that Chilliwack Dairy Farm and its six employees charged with cruelty are given the maximum fines and prison sentences possible, and that they are all banned from owning animals for life.
[Your Name Here]
Photo credit: Peggy Greb