Please note, if you're an animal love, you will probably find this outright upsetting/sickening.
Full Story Here: http://www.vancouversun.com/news/sle...#ixzz1CeaRL5uj
Well this just came to light here in British Columbia a few days ago, and frankly I'm sorely disappointed in people right now. The story of this is an Outdoor Adventure company at Whistler mountain maintained 300 Young, healthy Sled Dogs during the 2010 Olympics. However after the Olympics, the general tourism died down and profits weren't as high.
Now there's obviously multiple sides to the story and multiple reports, but as the current information stands - The owning company, IntraWest, ordered 100 of the healthy, young Huskies, euthanized as to avoid a loss in profits or finances to maintain so many animals. However, local Vets refused to do so, as the animals were all healthy. These dogs, over the course of two days in April, were shot, and placed in a mass grave on the mountain, by a single man - the owner and caretaker of the dogs.
What's really tragic, and even quite upsetting are hearing things like this:
It just makes you wonder, what runs through peoples minds when one of their top answers for a situation is "Kill them" when there was a lot of other answers and solutions to the problem. And really, he could have said no, so he's just as much to blame as his employers are for what transpired."The first significant incident occurred when he noticed a female, 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....He also had to perform what he describes as execution style killings where he wrestled the dogs to the ground and stood on them with one foot to shoot them."
I would personally like to see reprimands on all involved in this terrible incident and I hardly believe a few fines would be an adequate course of action. What do you think?