100 Captive Sled Dogs Slaughtered!!!Throats Slashed By Disturbed Worker On Orders From His Employer?!?WTF???
In a stunning act of betrayal, mass animal cruelty and inhumane treatment, it has been revealed by the authorities that over 100 perfectly healthy Siberian Husky sled dogs were slaughtered at the hands of the owners that had raised them,and had developed trust with them.(Video)
An employee of Canada’s Outdoor Adventures company admitted to slaughtering 100 sled dogs, according to a workers compensation report he later filed.
The report also states that some of the dogs were still alive when thrown into the grave, and some may have survived their initial assault.In most cases dogs were shot more than once, or had their throats slashed before they were dumped into what is described in the documents as a mass grave.
The report also gives some very gruesome accounts of some dogs that were resilient, and were attempting to run away, and climb out of the grave, after they were left for dead, and mortally wounded.(Source)
He claimed he wanted to “stop the nightmare” after firing multiple gun shots at the dogs’ faces and throats, inflicting mortal wounds as they fled for safety.(Source)
The employee claimed he was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder after carrying out companies gruesome orders to kill the dogs, the report said.
At the time of the slaughter, he was employed by the tour company as a general manager of the Howling Dogs dog sled tour company,located in Whistler, British Columbia.
…The employee was awarded compensation in a ruling by WorkSafe BC, the provincial body that manages workers’ compensation claims. Outdoor Adventures did not contest the man’s compensation claims.
The WorkSafe documents are confidential, but Moriarty read them as part of the society’s investigation…(NPR)
At the time of the wholesale slaughter of the defenseless dogs, Howling Dog Tours ,who actually ordered the mass killings, was an independent contractor providing dog sledding services for Outdoor Adventures.(Source)
Graham Aldcroft of Outdoor Adventures says it wasn’t his company’s decision to kill the dogs, adding he believes Howling Dog tried to find the huskies new homes, but was unsuccessful.
Aldcroft went on to say, “there was an expectation that if euthanizing was required, it would be done so in an appropriate, humane and legal manner.”(Source)
The dogs were shot dead and their throats were slashed over two days last April after a drop in business following the 2010 Winter Olympics that were held in Vancouver.
The owners at Howling Dog Tours had expected a post-Olympics upswing in their business,which was booming predictably, during the games, but unfortunately the opposite happened, causing a financial strain on their operating budget of their company,leading to the motivation and ultimately the decision to kill the doomed animals.
A vet was asked to euthanize the animals but he refused to do a mass euthanasia of healthy dogs.
Marcie Moriarty, general manager of cruelty investigations for the BC SPCA, says she was sickened by the details of the slaughter documented in the WorkSafeBC report. “The sheer terror and agony these dogs must have suffered is horrifying.
This is the most disturbing case I have seen in my six years in cruelty investigations.”(BC SPCA)
A Canadian politician has proposed doubling the maximum fine under B.C.’s Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act from $5,000 to $10,000, and called on the federal government to heighten the penalties for animal abuse in the Criminal Code.
SPCA officials arrived at the mass grave near Whistler on Tuesday and are determined to keep the location confidential for now.(Source)