Demand Punishment for CEO Who Abused Puppy

dog abuse

Target:  Chief James McElvain & Vancouver Law Officials

Goal: Arrest and charge Centerplate CEO for abusing dog

Desmond Hague, who is the CEO of Stamford-based catering company Centerplate, was staying at a hotel in Vancouver, Canada where he was caught on surveillance video abusing a friend’s Doberman puppy in an elevator. The video in question clearly shows Hague kicking the puppy several times as it cowered in the corner of the elevator, snapping its leash, and lifting the puppy off the ground by its neck with the leash. After leaving the elevator, he angrily drags the puppy behind him. According to Global News reports, the local Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) is currently investigating Hague. Officers found the Doberman puppy in a crate living in its own urine.

So far, Centerplate has released a statement claiming that they do not condone the mistreatment of animals and have already contacted local authorities to “better understand the facts and circumstances related to the incident.” They could not comment further on the incident. In a statement to Global News regarding the situation captured by surveillance video, Hague said, “I take full responsibility for my actions. This incident is completely and utterly out of character and I am ashamed and deeply embarrassed.” He admits that he had lost control of himself due to “minor frustration” with the puppy and has apologized to its owner. No charges have been filed in the case.

Please sign this petition to demand punishment for Desmond Hague and ensure that his actions of animal abuse will not be taken lightly.


Dear Chief James McElvain & Vancouver Law Officials,

Desmond Hague was clearly caught on surveillance tape abusing a defenseless, innocent puppy and must be charged for animal abuse. Please conduct a full investigation and prosecute Hague to the highest extent of Canadian law. It is incomprehensible to me as to why no charges have been filed yet even thought there is clear evidence of the abuse happening on video. Kicking and dragging a dog because of a moment of “minor frustration” cannot be forgiven with a simple apology. There is no reason or excuse to hurt an animal repeatedly and so callously.

I urge you to make sure that Hague does not get away with his crimes and to officially charge him. Do not let this kind of criminal act go unpunished.


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Photo credit: Mike Hager via Vancouver Sun

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  1. We’re hardly impressed that this creep is a “CEO”, especially since most CEOs are overpaid, care nothing about their workers, and contribute nothing to society. But on this particular issue, his cruelty sounds excessive, far
    exceeding any I have been unfortunate enough to witness. I would certainly encourage the strongest possible penalties, and it would be best if his catering company fired him so that they do not receive his bad publicity.

  2. Despina M. Andrelus says:

    Abuse is the ultimate betrayal towards any living soul and is absolutely heartbreaking. You simply can not do such a horrific thing without it killing the best in you. Period. But in case there are any out there who couldn’t care less about torturing animals – which says a lot about you, as well – then think on this: If you find people happily willing to hurt an animal in any way, they are actually finding a venue to act out their deepest, most inner evil fantasies of twisted sickness. There’s nothing more revolting than that. Aside from this, it has been proven over and over again that people who have horrid intents with animals, get bored with them soon enough, ultimately leading them to bigger prey, moving up to people, in order to re-ignite and enhance the excitement that the torturing of animals used to provide. It’s simply never enough. And do not forget, these horrendous monsters also end up raising their children in “the game”, breeding evil, little sickos to continue on “the trade”… no doubt causing abuse in every level of their lives, as well. It’s just a revolting cycle that will never end until someone gets into it and breaks the heart-wrenching pattern. So, even if an animal is not of your utmost concern, then note that it will not stop there. It is just a start. And it is just a matter of time.

  3. Despina M. Andrelus says:

    “A righteous man regards the life of animals” – PROVERBS 12:10; “If you have men who will exclude any of God’s creatures from the shelter of compassion & pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men” – ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI; “Never, never be afraid to do what’s right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society’s punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.” – MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.; “I hope to make people realize how totally helpless animals are, how dependent on us, trusting as a child must that we will be kind and take care of their needs…(They) are an obligation put on us, a responsibility we have no rights to neglect, nor to violate by cruelty….” – JAMES HARRIOT; “The greatness of a nation & its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated” – MAHATMA GANDHI

  4. Desmond Hague, who is the CEO of Stamford-based catering company Centerplate ??? What kind of CEO is this???? Sure don’t want to be one of his employee !!!! PUNISH THAT B….

  5. This SOB was caught on tape. What more do they need. Is there a law against animal abuse in Vancouver? If there is then he should be arrested and charged now! If there are no laws protecting animals, then he should be the example for the new laws Vancouver should enact. If he were caught selling drugs on video tape, he would already be in jail. Now that says something about the way humans think about animals. If the Chief of police does not want to do his job, and he lets his personal feelings about which laws he will uphold and which ones do not score high on his priority list so he chooses to allow a law breaker to continue without punishment, maybe he should not be the Chief of police. He needs to do his job and leave his priority list at home. If he doesn’t, remove him from his position of authority, he can not be trusted!!!

  6. Gimme a few minutes in the elevator with this waste of flesh he will never walk or speak again. I promise

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