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Documents obtained by CKNW radio reveal about 100 healthy sled dogs were killed in a mass slaughter in Whistler last April 21 and 23 ~ 2010.
Lawyer Cory Steinberg says the employee "..... ended up having to do it...I guess the only way to describe it was "near misses". It wasn't always a clean, one-shot kill. Inevitably he ended up seeing and having to put the end to some horrific scenes."
Steinberg speaks on behalf of the worker who doesn't want to be named.
In most cases dogs were shot more than once, or had their throats slashed before they were pitched into what is described in the documents as a mass grave. Some were still alive.
The company didn't contest the Worksafe injury claim. In fact, they even made a correction, where the worker stated he had killed 70 dogs, the company corrected and wrote he had actually killed 100.
The SPCA has launched an investigation following a report that a dogsled tour company in Whistler ordered the killing of 100 dogs when bookings slumped after the Olympic Games in Vancouver.
Outdoor Adventures at Whistler is the company under investigation. Outdoor Adventures is owned by 29-year-old Joey Houssian, son of Intrawest scion Joe Houssian.
the province — reports that a man involved in the dogsledding operation was granted compensation after developing post-traumatic stress disorder for allegedly being forced to kill the dogs.
Moriarty said the man says he was more or less ordered to kill the dogs, but that's no excuse and he's culpable. Whistler lawyer Corey Steinberg — representing the man who filed the WCB claim — has scheduled a press conference at noon today at Whistler.
Moriarty and RCMP(Police) will be looking for the location of mass grave, which is believed to be in the Whistler area.
CBC ~ B.C. SPCA probes mass killing of sled dogs
Originally posted by Dendro
First, and foremost, let me say this: British Columbians are just as (if not more) upset about this slaughter of innocent dogs with everyone else. Majority of the populace did not want to see the Olympics here because it was known that basic civility would be sacrificed for the almighty dollar.
I can only guess what will surface in the next few years surrounding the abuse the Olympics have caused.
I am not religious, but if there is a heaven, every single one of those dogs deserves a golden place there.
Originally posted by ItisTime
When you can't afford to maintain an animal, i.e., feed it, shelter it, etc. here in my area of the world, you have few options. One would be to take them to the local ASPCA and pay $60.00 per dog ($6000.00)in order for the ASPCA to take them in, plus nuetering costs or take them to a vet and have them put down at about the same price. The real choices aren't many and the options costly.
Originally posted by queenofsheba
What a waste!