The two men convicted of causing an elderly horse to suffer will be sentenced by a judge on March 23, 2012.
David Whiffin and Clayton Cunningham were found guilty of causing unnecessary pain and suffering to an animal, and of not providing proper care in the case of Jalupae the Appaloosa in provincial court on Dec. 13. Judge Sue Wishart said the men caused the horse to suffer by failing to properly feed it and give Jalupae the dental treatment needed.
The men hanged the horse on Sept. 15, 2009 and buried it on Whiffin’s Brentwood Bay property.
The maximum penalty for causing unnecessary suffering is five years in jail, or a $10,000 fine plus 18 months in jail.