What Can We Do Now?
Mourn (no doubt that those of us who love animals will need to grieve over this tragedy), then take action to protect other animals and work to increase culpability of those responsible for animal suffering. Push to pass Bill C-15 in Canada! Do it for Kennsington.
Write to the House of Commons and ask that Bill C-15 be passed, which will stiffen penalties for animal cruelty offenses.
Coalition For Anti-Cruelty Legislation
Articles Relevant to Bill C-15:
To gasps of horror, Ontario Court Judge Ted Ormston told the packed, tearful courtroom Thursday he didn't sentence the men to the maximum time allowed because he felt their crime was not the worst offence possible.
"There are worse ways that this cat could have died," said Ormston, who took more than two weeks to deliberate the sentence. "I find the cat died a cruel death at the hands of these men, but I do not find it was the worst offence."
After viewing the videotape Ormston said the men could have spent longer torturing the cat, but didn't.
Ormston said that in court psychiatric reports, letters from Power's teachers and from Power himself, he was convinced that Power was the ringleader of a "misguided venture" to kill and eat a cat to protest animal cruelty. He did not find the "initial motive" was torture.
two men received for skinning and torturing a live cat was:
86% have voted for Too light
the government to insist the bill be passed without amendments:
Paul Steckle M.P.