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Provincial task force to examine dog slaughter

100 dogs said to have been shot and buried in mass grave


 

The B.C. provincial government has called for a task force to investigate the slaughter of 100 sled dogs in Whistler. Last April, the operator of Howling Dog Tours, a company that booked sledding tours, reportedly shot the animals and dumped their bodies in a mass grave. His decision to carry out the mass slaughter of the otherwise healthy and trained animals was supposedly motivated by a slow-down in the company’s business following the 2010 Olympic Games. Led by Liberal MLA Terry Lake, the task force will include representation from the B.C. SPCA, who are currently investigating the killings and will most likely recommend charges be brought to the operator. “The tragic and disturbing details that have emerged around how these dogs were inhumanely treated are not acceptable to British Columbians or to their government,” said B.C. Premier Gordon Campbell, who ordered the creation of the task force.

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Provincial task force to examine dog slaughter

  1. A task force, really. All for show as one person could investigate this with minimal difficulty. There is no end to the ways they can waste your tax dollars.

  2. A task force, really. All for show as one person could investigate this with minimal difficulty. There is no end to the ways they can waste your tax dollars.

  3. Thats socialism; wasting money on frivolous endevours while cutting down expenses for soldiers risking their lives for the country.
    An obvious reality seems to be missed here; the owner is a moslem…..&. Moslems consider dogs a dirty animal & violence against it is approved.

  4. Thats socialism; wasting money on frivolous endevours while cutting down expenses for soldiers risking their lives for the country.
    An obvious reality seems to be missed here; the owner is a moslem…..&. Moslems consider dogs a dirty animal & violence against it is approved.

  5. I'm glad the dogs are getting this kind of response from our premier. A crime of this nature deserves this kind of prompt attention. I only wish he had been as quick putting together a task force to investigate the missing and murdered women in the Downtown East side, and I can only hope that some kind of provincial task force will soon be forthcoming to investigate the shamefully high rates of child poverty in our province. http://thetyee.ca/News/2011/01/28/SystemBroken/

  6. I'm glad the dogs are getting this kind of response from our premier. A crime of this nature deserves this kind of prompt attention. I only wish he had been as quick putting together a task force to investigate the missing and murdered women in the Downtown East side, and I can only hope that some kind of provincial task force will soon be forthcoming to investigate the shamefully high rates of child poverty in our province. http://thetyee.ca/News/2011/01/28/SystemBroken/

  7. And this guy who killed the dogs wants an income for life on Worker's Comp! Sigh! We have ways too many scam artists now a days. Shoot him, and his employer… then tell them the dogs felt the same way.

  8. And this guy who killed the dogs wants an income for life on Worker's Comp! Sigh! We have ways too many scam artists now a days. Shoot him, and his employer… then tell them the dogs felt the same way.

  9. There was a recent case in B.C. where a steroid and booze fueled man was sentenced to six months for beating a puppy to death…that being said… the owner of the sledding company should get the same sentence…six months for each dog slaughtered,and to the ''coward '' that said he was ''forced'' to kill the dogs, three months for each dog that he murdered,,also no compensation for Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome…..

  10. There was a recent case in B.C. where a steroid and booze fueled man was sentenced to six months for beating a puppy to death…that being said… the owner of the sledding company should get the same sentence…six months for each dog slaughtered,and to the ''coward '' that said he was ''forced'' to kill the dogs, three months for each dog that he murdered,,also no compensation for Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome…..

  11. It was reported in the news today that this man contacted the BC SPCA twice for help with dealing with the dogs before he killed the dogs.

  12. It was reported in the news today that this man contacted the BC SPCA twice for help with dealing with the dogs before he killed the dogs.

    • I know this post will likely have people after my head but I just want to say that if you cannot look after and animal and you cannot give the animal to someone who can look after it, shooting the animal in the brain is not inhumane. I think we need to wait for this story to completely unfold before we make any snap judgements.

      • Usually one shot to the head is instantanious,but in this case apparently, this fellow claims he had no experience at this, and in at least one instance he had to chase the dog around the pen to finish him off because half his head was shot off. You would figure that old Dead Eye Dick, would have at least had the common sense to chain the poor dog up short, so it could not run around…Easier to shoot something that isn't moving, than to shoot something at a dead run…..Whatever way you look at this …it's disgusting…..Just my opinion.

  13. I know this post will likely have people after my head but I just want to say that if you cannot look after and animal and you cannot give the animal to someone who can look after it, shooting the animal in the brain is not inhumane. I think we need to wait for this story to completely unfold before we make any snap judgements.

  14. Finally someone in the media is on our side! Jane Velez-Mitchell (Vegan and TV Host of her own show on CNN) has written a book that says we need to give equal rights to people, animals….trees and oceans! Imagine if oceans had rights? No Gulf Oil Spill. Amazon has the book (Addict Nation) http://www.amazon.com/dp/0757315453?tag=addinati-

  15. Finally someone in the media is on our side! Jane Velez-Mitchell (Vegan and TV Host of her own show on CNN) has written a book that says we need to give equal rights to people, animals….trees and oceans! Imagine if oceans had rights? No Gulf Oil Spill. Amazon has the book (Addict Nation) http://www.amazon.com/dp/0757315453?tag=addinati-

  16. Usually one shot to the head is instantanious,but in this case apparently, this fellow claims he had no experience at this, and in at least one instance he had to chase the dog around the pen to finish him off because half his head was shot off. You would figure that old Dead Eye Dick, would have at least had the common sense to chain the poor dog up short, so it could not run around…Easier to shoot something that isn't moving, than to shoot something at a dead run…..Whatever way you look at this …it's disgusting…..Just my opinion.

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