How the hell could anyone do this????

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One of the Forum members has sent me a P.M. (No names, no packdrill). however, the general contents concernes the Canadian Government and it's attitude to persons who own Sled dogs. A large Company, Outdoor Adventures, because of falling tourists, and the general state of the economy, in 2010 slaughtered 50 Sled dogs, the method of slaughter, and thats what it was, was by random shooting, perhaps more than once to each animal, which then had it's throat cut, and then the corpse was thrown in a mass grave. The same Company slaughtered a further 100 animals in 2011. It would appear that the Canadian Government has stated perfectly healthy animals could also be slaughtered by any owner of sled dogs. One of the employees of Outdoor Adventures, who had the horrific job of slaughtering these poor creatures is being treated for Post Traumatic Stress. Your comments on this subject would be most welcome.Personaly, I would like to do the same to the owners of these animals. Jim. Lincoln .7
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Sick.
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This was a news item from over a year ago. I thought the Canadian authorities were investigating this. I don't know if any charges have been brought yet. The charges were over the manner of the cull rather than the cull itself.
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A.P. I was under the impression from the Forum member, that this was a cut and dried deal, by the Government, are you saying that the Government didn't sanction this ruling. The reason I ask, is that you seem to be way ahead of whats going on. Thanks for the input. Jim. Lincoln .7
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Very sick and cruel! Couldn't they have given them away rather than killing them?
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Don't forget its Canada that clubs Seal cubs to death. So I am hardly suprised!
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Yes, Thats another thing, however they are "Aparently" decimating fish stocks, but clubbing them to death, is a big NO, NO. if a humane method should be used it should at the least be by a Firearm, not clubbing. The dogs however is a different story, I agree with what EGTC stated, they could have been given away to people who would have looked after them, and also put them to do what they were born to do.pull sleds. Jim. Lincoln .7
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Anyone who could do such a thing has no regard for the animals in their care, treating them as expendable commodities, not living, feeling creatures. I know first hand of a wildlife centre in the UK which had Canadian timber wolves, their biggest attraction, and even had a donation scheme for the general public to help support them. The management decided they wanted European wolves instead, so sent the wardens out one morning to shoot the pack dead...
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Al. What a very disturbing story, As this thread gets going along, I am feeling rather ashamed of being part of the human race, Is there anything that we are not willing to kill, even each other? Apart from being the wrong "Variety" for want of a better word, why was there the need to murder them?. surley they could have sent them back to the wilds from whence they came.Oh!! I forgot, that terrible word MONEY springs to mind.:mad: Al, did the RSPCA know about this?. as a matter of interest, how long ago was this?. Jim. Lincoln .7.
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Tony, I could think of a few more choice four letter words, if you get my drift:eek: Jim. Lincoln .7
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Jim. Many thanks for posting this. Just found this latest report (below). There is also a petition circulating to bring pressure on the Canadian Gov't to prevent this happening again, http://www.thepetitionsite.com/80/help-stop-the-senseless-slaughter-of-healthy-sled-dogs-in-bc/ I am rather surprised that there was'nt more of a protest from the UK, since we profess to be such a nation of dog lovers... Dated 2012 VANCOUVER - Criminal charges have been laid in connection with the gruesome slaying of dozens of sled dogs in British Columbia in 2010. Bob Fawcett, the former general manager of the howling Dog Tours, based in Whistler, B.C., has been charged with animal cruelty. Details of a mass killing of the animals were made public last year after Fawcett filed worker's compensation claim saying he suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder. In the claim, Fawcett outlined in detail how he was ordered to kill the sled dogs after business slowed following the 2010 Olympic Games. Fawcett described shooting the dogs and slitting their throats before dumping them in a mass grave. He claimed some of the dogs were still alive and bloodied as they tried to dig themselves out. Last May, investigators with the BC Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, exhumed the bodies of 54 dogs. "The incident drew international outrage, but at the time of the investigation some members of the public didn't understand why we had to go through the extensive process of exhuming the bodies when Bob Fawcett had already described his actions," said Marcie Moriarty, general manager of cruelty investigations for the BC SPCA. "In order to move forward with criminal charges in the case, we had to produce clear evidence linking an individual to the crime as well as physical proof that the animals suffered unnecessarily." Fawcett is scheduled to be in court to face the charge next month
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Al, did the RSPCA know about this?. as a matter of interest, how long ago was this?. Jim. Lincoln .7.
It made the national news in 2006 Jim... http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/highlands_and_islands/5004766.stm I had been deeply involved with them through rearing Scottish wildcats for the official breeding programme (I was the international studbook keeper for the species), was even a volunteer at the park, and often fed these very wolves. They were concerned that the lowest-ranking wolf was being picked on by the others, and the public didn't like seeing it with a raw and bleeding rump. But this is normal behaviour for a pack. Every wolf has a particular job to do, whether planning and executing a hunt, or staying at the den to look after the kids. Any wolf surplus to the pack's needs gets driven off by the others to fend for itself, which is what was happening, only that particular wolf couldn't move on because of the enclosure fences. This incident finished my association with the park, and the wildcat breeding programme - I couldn't see the point of continuing if individual animals could be disposed of so ruthlessly...