The former CEO of a catering company that provides services to BC Place and the Vancouver Convention Centre has been sentenced, after he was caught on video kicking a dog in a downtown Vancouver hotel elevator last year.
Former CEO Des Hague, must pay a 5-thousand dollar fine, and is banned from owning animals for three years.
Hague was forced to resign after a video surfaced of him kicking a cowering Doberman puppy five times and suspending the dog in the air by its leash.
Hague declined to answer any of our questions while leaving the court house before being ushered into a waiting vehicle.
Hague pleaded guilty to one count of animal cruelty in February.
Meanwhile, Marcie Moriarty, the chief prevention and enforcement officer with the BC SPCA, says a longer ban on owning animals would have been more appropriate.
“To be honest, I would hope, if I were Mr. Hague, I would never go near an animal again for his own good. We think that he has clearly demonstrated that he shouldn’t have the privilege of owning animals.”
Moriarity says Hague has not made a donation to the SPCA.