Today (June 4, 2013) was supposed to be the day that Brian Whitlock received his sentence from Provincial Court Judge David St. Pierre. But St. Pierre reserved his sentencing decision, saying he wanted more time to read everything and articulate his decision. As far as we know, the sentencing hearing will continue on June 12 at 2:00 PM.
If you are unfamiliar with this story, read the background here.
Crown Counsel Jordan Hauschildt mentioned the petition that Animal Advocates’ supporters signed. Thank you all for your help with this.
Hauschildt did not ask for the maximum sentence of 5 years of imprisonment (which is what we asked for in the petition), but he did ask for a lifetime ban on owning animals. We are hopeful that in this case the lifetime ban will be imposed (unlike the recent story of the kitten torturer who only received a two-year ban).
Read more (from the Vancouver Sun) here.
We will update you when we know more.
- Adam Lang, North Vancouver, BC