Animal Justice has filed a complaint with Quebec’s Police Ethics Commissioner, calling for an investigation into the conduct of a Longueuil police officer who shot an injured deer thirteen times over half an hour until the deer eventually died. The complaint alleges that the officer's conduct breached the “Code of Ethics of Quebec Police Officers” by using greater force than was necessary. The police claim the deer had two broken legs and needed to be euthanized, but the repeated shooting with a low-caliber weapon likely caused additional pain and prolonged suffering which was inhumane and avoidable. Causing harm to animals is illegal under provincial and federal animal cruelty laws.
Animal Justice Calls for Investigation into Longueuil Police Deer Killing
Excerpt from Animal Law Digest: Canada Edition: Issue 37