Advertisement Cool my girlfriends dad is an RCMP officer in BC as well. There are animal cruelty laws, yes, but they ain't turtle poop. If you live in Canada then you have probably heard of that guy who dragged his dog behind his truck for whatever reason and killed it. All he got was the maximum fine of $500. If you did that in the States, you would probably go to jail. In Canada, animals are considered private property and you are basically free to do whatever you please with them! There is a country wide petition going on right now to "stiffen" the laws.