British Columbia Dog Breeder Fined $6,000 for Animal Cruelty

The Provincial Court of British Columbia convicted and fined dog breeder Neddy Tsin-Minions $6,000 for violations of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act. The decision comes nearly seven years after the British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals seized twenty-nine dogs from her Squamish home. Several of the dogs were found in cars with insufficient ventilation and no access to water. Tsin-Minions contested the verdict and her ability to pay the fine. The court, skeptical of her financial claims, imposed the fine and a lifetime prohibition on breeding or owning more than one dog, highlighting Tsin-Minions' lack of remorse and transparency as influential factors in the decision and emphasizing the necessity for deterrence.