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Canada investigates mass sled dog slaughter
Breitbart ^ | Jan 31 06:47 | unknown

Posted on 02/01/2011 6:11:26 AM PST by Fawn

Police are investigating the slaughter of 100 husky dogs used during the 2010 Winter Olympics to pull tourist sleds in the Canadian ski resort of Whistler, authorities said Monday.

The grisly killings were reportedly carried out by one worker over two days in April 2010 with a shotgun and a knife, with reports of injured dogs crawling out of a mass grave.

Local media said the dogs were killed because business slumped in the two months following the Games and they were no longer needed by tourism companies Outdoor Adventures and Howling Dogs, which sell dog-sled rides to tourists.

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TOPICS: Local News; Outdoors; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: canada; dog; doggieping; huskies; husky; sibereanhuskies; sibereanhusky; siberianhuskies; siberianhusky; slaughter
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To: driftdiver

Not always.

The Western Pennsylvania Humane Society has a “no kill” policy in their shelters.


41 posted on 02/01/2011 10:52:59 AM PST by Emperor Palpatine (I'm shocked! Shocked to find out that gambling is going on in here!)
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To: Fawn

This truly sounds like a progressive’s solution to a problem. Maybe we should make this the poster child of the progressive movement.


42 posted on 02/01/2011 10:53:55 AM PST by surfer (To err is human, to really foul things up takes a Democrat, don't expect the GOP to have the answer!)
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To: surfer
"Maybe we should make this the poster child of the progressive movement."


,br> Yep, right up there with their other poster children, Lenin, Mao, Fidel, Che, and Pol Pot.....
43 posted on 02/01/2011 11:01:21 AM PST by Emperor Palpatine (I'm shocked! Shocked to find out that gambling is going on in here!)
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To: Silentgypsy; All

The article is meant to be sensational and portray these guys as monsters. Its all pretty typical media response as the push the Humane Society as the only authority on treatment of animals.

People seem more outraged at the killing than the method. The Humane Society does killings like this every day.


44 posted on 02/01/2011 11:04:55 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Emperor Palpatine

As another poster noted, many ‘no kill’ shelters just outsource the killing. The economics of trying to care for all these animals is a real issue.

I’m trying to point out the hypocrisy of being outraged at these idiots and yet giving a pass to PETA and the HS. These dogs were killed for economic reasons, the same reason most dogs at the pound are killed.

The method these guys used was very poor though.


45 posted on 02/01/2011 11:08:56 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Fawn

Potential Eagles quarterback...


46 posted on 02/01/2011 11:35:48 AM PST by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: driftdiver

There were many other options available to these morons besides killing the dogs, as many have suggested,

Starting with the Siberian Husky and Alaskan Malamute Rescue organizations.

One more thing, not all Humane Societies are lefties. The Western PA Humane Society has a major supporter and donor in Richard Mellon Scaife, who’s hardly a liberal.


47 posted on 02/01/2011 12:13:39 PM PST by Emperor Palpatine (I'm shocked! Shocked to find out that gambling is going on in here!)
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To: Emperor Palpatine

“There were many other options available to these morons besides killing the dogs, as many have suggested”

yes, I’ve also made that point. Its a very common decision across the country.

“One more thing, not all Humane Societies are lefties.”

Most are and lots of money goes to support lefty causes.


48 posted on 02/01/2011 12:17:29 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver
PS, putting down an animal for reasons of infirm health, extreme old age, or terminal illness is one thing. Doing so because the owner is either A.) a cheapskate, B.) claims "I can't afford to keep him", or C.) no longer wants the animal is a horse of a different color and totally and completely inexcusable.
49 posted on 02/01/2011 12:18:05 PM PST by Emperor Palpatine (I'm shocked! Shocked to find out that gambling is going on in here!)
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To: Emperor Palpatine

“Doing so because the owner is either A.) a cheapskate, B.) claims “I can’t afford to keep him”, or C.) no longer wants the animal is a horse of a different color and totally and completely inexcusable.”

Oh I agree. That is apparently what happened here. It also happens every single day at shelters across this country.


50 posted on 02/01/2011 12:32:56 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: ScottinVA
WTH is the matter with those effing "people??

only a sub human inbread would do this

it was not the dogs that needed to be put down

51 posted on 02/01/2011 7:17:43 PM PST by Charlespg
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To: driftdiver

“The method these guys used was very poor though.”

Object to waste of good meat. My Chinese restaurant near him know best kill methods and curing meat. He bring to me I pay from back entrance next time.

(:>)


52 posted on 02/01/2011 7:30:06 PM PST by bukkdems (Moral people; speak out against polygamy and ban the burqa!)
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To: Fawn

This makes me want to weep, to scream, and to treat the perp the same way he treated those animals. Pure evil.


53 posted on 02/03/2011 4:30:42 AM PST by austingirl
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