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Worker went 'numb' in gruesome cull of 100 sled dogs

 

 

Police and the B.C. SPCA are investigating "horrific" reports that the general manager for a Whistler tour company slaughtered at least 100 healthy sled dogs last year, dumping their bodies into a mass grave.

 

The employee at a dog-sledding company owned by Outdoor Adventures Whistler filed a WorkSafe BC claim for post-traumatic stress in May 2010 after shooting dozens of dogs to death.

 

"It's horrific," Marcie Moriarty, general manager for SPCA cruelty investigations, told ctvbc.ca.

 

"I've seen some pretty terrible things, but reading this [claim], I had to put it down at times."

 

The slaughter was conducted on April 21 and 23. In his claim, the worker wrote that he had killed 70 dogs, but the company corrected that number to 100.

 

The dogs were killed because of a "slow winter season" after the Winter Olympics, according to WorkSafe BC documents.

 

Whistler RCMP Staff Sgt. Steve LeClair said police are investigating the allegations, and criminal charges are possible, including cruelty to animals and injuring or endangering animals.

 

Outdoor Adventures says the cull was conducted by the manager of its subsidiary company Howling Dog Tours.

 

"It was our expectation that it was done in a proper, legal and humane manner. We only learned otherwise on Friday, January 28 when we read the WCB ruling for the first time," Outdoor Adventures said in a release.

 

The company says that it is also investigating the mass killing, and the employee no longer manages the dog business.

 

"This employee continues to get our support as he heals from his injuries and illness," the company said.

 

Outdoor Adventures took over complete control of Howling Dog in May 2010.

 

Gruesome details contained in claim

 

In WorkSafe BC documents, the worker describes chasing after a dog that survived a shot to the face: "Although she had the left side of her cheek blown off and her eye hanging out, he was unable to catch her."

 

Another apparently dead dog was dumped into the grave. "‘Nora,' who he had shot approximately 20 minutes before, was crawling around in the mass grave he had dug for the animals. He had to climb down into the grave amidst the 10 or so bodies already there and put her out of her misery."

 

According to the claim, the dogs panicked as they watched their compatriots being killed, and attacked the worker as he finished his job.

 

At one point during the slaughter, he ran out of ammunition and had to kill an aggressive dog with a knife.

 

"By that point he wanted nothing more than to stop the ‘nightmare' but he continued because he had been given a job to finish," according to the documents.

 

"He stated that he felt ‘numb.'"

 

The worker told WorkSafe BC he had worked for the company for years, lived on a farm with the dogs, "and had developed a strong emotional bond of mutual love and trust with them."

 

He said that he consulted a veterinarian after being told to get rid of 100 animals, but they refused to euthanize healthy dogs. He had previously killed, at most, four or five dogs at once.

 

Vet-supervised lethal injections would have been the humane way to cull the dogs, Moriarty said. "It is technically legal to shoot an animal, as long as it dies instantly. That most certainly did not happen in this instance."

 

Moriarty said the SPCA will have to dig up the mass grave to complete its investigation, which will include the possibility of criminal charges.

 

Ban on sled-dog tours?

 

The Vancouver Humane Society is now calling for a ban on sled-dog tours.

 

"The details of how these dogs were killed are absolutely shocking," VHS spokesman Peter Fricker said in a release.

 

"This is what happens when animals are exploited for profit and become surplus to requirements when business is bad."

 

Moriarty said the SPCA isn't impressed with most sled-dog businesses, either.

 

"I've had a huge problem with the sled-dogging industry for years," she said, adding that some dogs are tied up all day on short tethers, with little chance for exercise, rather than being taken out on tours.

 

"In B.C. we come across far more dogs in horrible conditions in the name of quote-unquote dog-sledding operations."

 

But she stopped short of calling for an all-out ban on dog-sledding tours.

 

"It's hard given stories like today for me to say this, but there are good sled-dogging operations out there. I have seen them," Moriarty said.

 

She added that the best businesses tend to have between 20 and 30 animals raised by a single family.

 

Changes at Outdoor Adventures

 

Outdoor Adventures says that since it took control of Howling Dogs, it has made "significant" changes to the business to ensure humane treatment of its animals.

 

Those changes include giving away 75 dogs, neutering males and creating an open-pen kennel rather than tethering the dogs. Guns are no longer allowed on site and the company's new policy is that euthanasia must be performed at a veterinary office.

 

I'm no animal activist, I absolutely cannot stand people who abuse animals. No animal deserves to die like that. Knowing the way the law is here in Canada though, he'll probably just get a slap on the wrist with a couple thousand dollar fine. Animals may not be humans, but I think the law needs to be changed so they're not just a piece of property that be disposed of however wanted by the owner, and there needs to be serious penalties for this stuff rather then just a stupid fine.

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Cool, another article we can all grovel about.

 

RIP, dogs?

Yeah, it totally wouldn't happen in the second most awesome place in these f*cking United States of America.

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Cool, another article we can all grovel about.

 

RIP, dogs?

Cool, another post by that douchefag with a retarded username.

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HolyGrenadeFrenzy

Well, I am sorry to hear this news and it has me concerned about other things as well.

 

Tourism is down in the USA all over and many businesses are going out of business and the unemployment rate is up.

 

When they come to take you out back to do away with you, will you remember this thread?

 

I am sure that it will be on my mind for a moment, before I am going over other things in my mind, that close to the end.

 

The question of when they will put dogs and cats and rats in a GTA game is still out of the question. But will they ever reconsider? Too soon? Just tasteless, bad HGF..BAD HGF.....It is inevitable you realize, people, that there will eventually be sick youtube vids on a gta game "movie" reenacting this sad event. No?

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The man isn't the evil here. I'm not saying he's a good guy or anything but he's obviously suffered massively due to the job he was ordered to do. It's either that or unemployment, and I can't speak for Canada, but a lot of people here will be pushed a little further to keep their jobs these days. The real heartless evil is the company that ordered him to kill the dogs without ensuring that there was a proper, ethical and legal way of carrying it out. Unless you're in the mob, when you order the killing of something as part of a job, there's usually a method specified and provided.

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There's also 100's, maybe 1000's of homicides around the world each day. I dont approve of animal abuse, but it happens to animals all the time. What makes the death of an animal worse than the death of a human?

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Yeah, sure, lots of people are murdered everyday, but I mean, how many people are killed 100 at a time? Not very often. Yeah, they're dogs, but they still living things as well. They were killed because it was a slow season. That's hardly a justifiable reason. Go kill a person and use the excuse that it was a slow day, or week, and you'll get life in prison.

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Hundreds, thousands, millions, no, billions of animals are killed every year so you can all eat meat. Why do you care if one man kills a 100 dogs? That makes the typical slaughter house worker look like a lazy worker.

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Huge difference between killing for survival and killing because they weren't needed

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Hundreds, thousands, millions, no, billions of animals are killed every year so you can all eat meat. Why do you care if one man kills a 100 dogs? That makes the typical slaughter house worker look like a lazy worker.

Animals that go to the slaughter house are bread for that purpose. I'm not going to say they're killed humanely, because they're probably not, but they're death can't be any worse then these dogs. They were bread to have a life, and they were shot multiple times, throats slit, and then tossed into a mass grave. Half of them weren't even dead as the article mentions, as some crawled out of the grave and tried to get away, only to be stabbed to death and then tossed back in. That something the Nazi's would have done with the prisinors of the concentration camps in the 1940's. To me, the excuse of it was a slow season would seem a little more justifiable if the dogs were euthanized which wouldn't have really caused them any pain, but instead they were shot and stabbed to death. Essentially murder.

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Why not just have the dogs put down? That seems like an absurd thing for an employer to ask an employee to do.

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Why not just have the dogs put down? That seems like an absurd thing for an employer to ask an employee to do.

And what kind of employee would follow that order.

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Seriously thought this was a milestone

Same...kinda wish it was now. confused.gif

 

Doesn't matter about the amount that were killed IMO, killing any animal like this is sick and horrible.

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Killing Dogs and No Stew = Bad Karma.

 

I eat puppies....Svip remembers.

 

 

Run Rufus RUN!

 

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Killing Dogs and No Stew = Bad Karma.

 

I eat puppies....Svip remembers.

 

 

Run Rufus RUN!

 

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Do any of your posts ever make any logical sense?

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Killing Dogs and No Stew = Bad Karma.

 

I eat puppies....Svip remembers.

 

 

Run Rufus RUN!

 

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Do any of your posts ever make any logical sense?

Too soon?

 

Those jokes are quite old and if you weren't there then I am sorry to inform you that you missed it.....

 

more than once.

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Huge difference between killing for survival and killing because they weren't needed

I'm sorry but your post seems to imply that the human race cannot survive without eating meat. If humans cared about animals so much, we would all be vegetarians.

 

I'm not supporting the culprits here because I agree what they did was wrong. If the animals serve no purpose (in your example, the purpose would be food), then they should just let them be rather than getting rid of them by killing them in an inhumane manner. But then again, most slaughter houses do the same, don't they?

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HolyGrenadeFrenzy

^^ Totally agree.

 

The killing of the dogs was wrong and sadly, in regards to those with animals of large quantities, common.

 

But.....what are we not being told about it?

 

Plenty, to be sure.

 

Rabies? Something else?

 

IF you aren't going to eat something and it isn't trying to eat you then killing it is rather senseless unless there is another reason.

 

Sled dogs have some value to others, after all.

 

The bottom line is a terrible way to look at things yet....there is a lack of math available here.....and a good share of other missing data too.

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Killing Dogs and No Stew = Bad Karma.

 

I eat puppies....Svip remembers.

 

 

Run Rufus RUN!

 

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Do any of your posts ever make any logical sense?

Sure they do. That post just now sums up how the slaughtering of dogs for any purpose other than to provide stew, for HGF and his companion Svip (who eats babies), can indirectly cause the cosmic forces of Karma to punish the individual or entity that perpetuated such an injustice. That assertion is packed neatly into a logical equation; however, the flaw lies in the fact that Bad Karma cannot equal Killing Dogs and No Stew, but is merely the result of the latter. Furthermore, the use of alliteration, coupled an animated picture of a dog sprinting rapidly, provides a vivid yet humorous illustration of one scenario that pertains to the subject at hand.

 

You see?? This is what they make us do in English class... Pointless unless I wanted to analyze mountains of never-ending text all my life WHICH I DON'T RAHHH!

 

But to be on-topic, it's not right to kill a hundred dogs as their way of letting go of the responsibility of taking care of them after they've outlived their usefulness. They could've sent them to some animal shelter, let them go, let other people care for them, anything but kill them. I can't believe that the company would be so lazy as to force a worker who has bonded with the dogs to kill them, just to free themselves from a liability. confused.gif

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Makes you wonder what brought the cognition to execute so many dogs.

 

* Business is way to slow.

 

*Not enough money to feed the family and the dogs.

 

*What do we normally do?....Oh yeah, we put them down....maybe I should call someone.

 

--------ring-------ring------ring.....someone picks up.

 

#"Hey, man, got some bad news."

 

$$The other guy on phone says,"Yeah, how can I assist?"

 

#"Short again on business and we are gonna have to cut some dogs loose.....any thing you want me to do?"

 

$$A dramatic pause at the other end and then,"I don't know what you want from me Vern," tired and kind of exasperated,"Guess you'll have to do the usual thing."

 

#Sad and in shock,"To all of them?"

 

$$"Yeah, I suppose, sorry Vern."

 

#Man nearly drops the phone and then goes about setting up for the work ahead.....the hardest thing he was ever told to do.

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Dogs are noble animals. I don't understand why you'd ever want to kill a healthy dog when all they seem to want to do is be loyal to their owners.

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Well, I am sorry to hear this news and it has me concerned about other things as well.

 

Tourism is down in the USA all over and many businesses are going out of business and the unemployment rate is up.

 

When they come to take you out back to do away with you, will you remember this thread?

 

I am sure that it will be on my mind for a moment, before I am going over other things in my mind, that close to the end.

 

The question of when they will put dogs and cats and rats in a GTA game is still out of the question. But will they ever reconsider? Too soon? Just tasteless, bad HGF..BAD HGF.....It is inevitable you realize, people, that there will eventually be sick youtube vids on a gta game "movie" reenacting this sad event. No?

^What he said. I got horrified just hearing about this, but 5 minutes later I will forget about this and remember all the financial troubles small businesses are going through.

 

Dad had to step down from ownership of his job on new year's eve

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Huge difference between killing for survival and killing because they weren't needed

I'm sorry but your post seems to imply that the human race cannot survive without eating meat. If humans cared about animals so much, we would all be vegetarians.

 

I'm not supporting the culprits here because I agree what they did was wrong. If the animals serve no purpose (in your example, the purpose would be food), then they should just let them be rather than getting rid of them by killing them in an inhumane manner. But then again, most slaughter houses do the same, don't they?

Of course there are means of surviving, such as being vegetarian but what I mean is, the animals which are killed are done so for a much more justified reason (food) than simply not being needed anymore. I never suggested slaughterhouse animals were killed humanely. Like, if i'm going to eat an animal I have nothing wrong with it being killed because it's serving a greater purpose than to rot at the bottom of a mass grave unnecessarily. If you get my drift.

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feel sorry for the dogs but it seems to me that the vet is at fault here! He let his morals get in the way! he allready knew that the dogs obviously were a burden to the company and they would no longer be able to look after them properly, He should have taken them off the companys hands and rehomed or just carried out the humane way to dispose of them. Instead of leaving them to there fate! Sometimes you have to pick the lesser of 2 evils.

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