Denounce Lax Sentence for Man Who Threw Kitten Down Stairs

Target: The Honourable Robbie D. Gordon, Regional Senior Judge for the Northeast Region

Goal: Condemn unfairly lax punishment for man who threw cat down stairs and slammed it on the ground.

A man recently convicted of animal cruelty for throwing a cat down a flight of stairs, causing serious injury, has been let off with a slap on the wrist. Adam Stachura pleaded guilty to one count of causing an animal to be in distress for harming a 4-month-old cat. He admitted that he also picked the animal up by the throat and throwing it to the ground. For his crimes, the man will only pay a $500 fine and receive a 10 year ban on animal ownership.

According to a report by the North Bay, Ontario police, who responded to calls of a kitten in distress, the animal was found cowering under a shelf with blood coming from its nose and its mouth. It was transported to a veterinary clinic, where it was found that the animal was having trouble breathing and its heart sounded muffled. Further examinations revealed severe bruising, inflammation and contusions on the kitten’s lungs and abdomen. A later examination found that the cat also had three broken ribs, injuries consistent with trauma.

Ontario has some of the harshest animal cruelty punishments in Canada, with maximum fines of up to $60,000, maximum jail sentences of up to two years, and possible lifetime bans on animal ownership. This deliberate harm to an innocent animal is a shocking crime that must be punished more harshly. Sign the petition below to denounce this judge’s lax stance on animal cruelty, which sends the message that violence against animals is acceptable.


Dear Mr. Gordon,

A man recently convicted of throwing a kitten down a flight of stairs has been let off with a $500 fine. Adam Stachura of North Bay, Ontario admitted in court to also picking the cat up by its neck and throwing it onto the ground. With Ontario having some of the best animal welfare laws in Canada, including a maximum $60,000 fine and up to two years in jail, this lax punishment is shocking.

This crime shows complete disregard for the welfare of animals as well as deliberate malice. By treating this crime lightly, the court sends the message that animal cruelty is acceptable. We, the undersigned, denounce the lax punishment against this cruel offender.


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  1. Ontario has strict animal welfare laws? One would be surprised to hear it after seeing the paltry slap handed to this brute. This is not a punishment, there’s no incentive not to offend again. Throw the book at him-at his head-the low life needs a lesson he won’t forget.

  2. Margaret Melnick says:

    I think a petition should be to remove this so called Judge from the bench since he is not upholding the law. He is as bad as Adam Stachura. Get rid of this idiot judge who doesn’t uphold the law. Check into his background and find out how many others he has let off with next to no punishment and what is behind it. Honorable my backside. Nothing honorable about him.

  3. four months old is still a kitten. not that it’s any worse for a kitten than a cat, but, still,, four months old is so small..

  4. Denise Devereux says:

    As a citizen of the world I DEMAND JUSTICE!

  5. Matt Gardner says:

    I bet they are friends. That’s how the system works. But if it was someone the judge never met her be in jail right now. The system is bullshit it’s just a way to generate money to pay the judges(former lawyers) ,lawyers,and untrustworthy cops so they can keep the money rolling in over and over. Till it’s a friend or family member then they break the oath they took to be fair and equal to anybody poor,rich,young,old and even ones u like or can’t stand

  6. Beth Nordmeyer says:

    How utterly pathetic,freedom to go and abuse,this time he will hide, watch your children a monster was let go with no punishment.


  8. What’s the matter, Ontario? Do you suffer from “It’s only a cat” syndrome? So it’s OK to abuse certain animals up there?
    This is a full-grown human male beating on a tiny kitten, and this is the best you could do? Nice. Is this POS someone’s brother-in-law? A friend? You think it’s OK to look the other way? This a-hole is dangerous to every living thing.
    ~From an extremely disappointed person who loves/loved Ontario.
    I thought you all were better then this.

    Any more news on this little kitten? Did he/she survive?
    If you need a good home for it, let me know. We don’t beat on kittens, cats, puppies or dogs, or any living thing in our home.

  9. Rosslyn Osborne says:

    Astounded! What kind of human being is this judge?
    Does he need this psychopath perpetrator to do this to a child before he realises that animal abuse leads to child and spousal abuse?
    He should be made accountable for this lack of due care for an animals welfare… insult to other judges.
    The perpetrator needs jail time and massive fine to be donated to an animal shelter, banned from having any association with any species of animals, ever!

  10. ROSEMARY Anderson says:

    This is beyond disgusting. This vile sub human should have a harsher punishment. The judge who gave this git a slap on the wrist is a backward moron and should be denounced and have his judgement overturned. This horrible judge must have a reason for his decision just to give this man a slap on the wrist so maybe he should be looked into, his judgement is obviously colored by something so look into this judges affairs and past decisions.

  11. Why isn’t this evil piece of scum getting what he deserves? Lock him up and throw away the key. I’d happily see him ripped apart, limb by limb. He must be punished for this act of sick cruelty.

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