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overedge
01-31-2011, 08:43 PM
I really don't know what to say about this, other than the owner of the company must have something really wrong with them to force an employee do this :mad:

WARNING: Story contains some graphic and disturbing details.

http://www.vancouversun.com/news/sled+dogs+slaughtered+Whistler+when+tourism+slumpe d+Report/4196610/story.html?tab=PHOT

cholla
01-31-2011, 08:53 PM
Oh gawd... I have sled dogs, I've been a musher most of my life. I'm NOT going to read this or I'll be sick.

taf2002
01-31-2011, 09:01 PM
Oh gawd... I have sled dogs, I've been a musher most of my life. I'm NOT going to read this or I'll be sick.

I don't have sled dogs...I'm more of a cat person than a dog person, and I'm not going to read it either. The thread title made me sick.

Artemis@BC
01-31-2011, 09:09 PM
I had to change the radio station driving in this morning when that story came on.

Sometimes humans really suck.

Skittl1321
01-31-2011, 09:10 PM
This is sickening. It's horrible to put all those dogs down (can they not go to rescue owners?) but to do it brutally is just uncalled for.

Sad, because going dog sledding has always been on my Alaska vacation plans, but now I wonder if supporting tourist operations is a very bad idea...

Satellitegirl
01-31-2011, 09:12 PM
I won't be reading it either, but will say RIP doggies...it's a shame some humans are heartless. I hope that company gets put out of business. Bastards.

Allen
01-31-2011, 09:27 PM
Yeah, there's no way I could read this article. I would have just quit or let myself be fired, there's no way I would have killed those dogs.

Artemis@BC
01-31-2011, 09:42 PM
... It's horrible to put all those dogs down (can they not go to rescue owners?) ...

In the case of sled dogs, it's extremely difficult to "rescue" them. They're bred & trained to be pack animals, and they don't transition well to a normal pet environment. The only intervention possible would be to send them somewhere North where they could continue their lives as sled dogs.

But don't get me started on how inappropriate I think it is to even have a "tourist attraction" featuring sleds dogs in the first place ...

MikiAndoFan#1
01-31-2011, 09:44 PM
This is horrible. :revenge:

Skittl1321
01-31-2011, 09:54 PM
In the case of sled dogs, it's extremely difficult to "rescue" them.

Thanks for the explanation. They still should have gone to a vet to be euthanized, if that was the only solution.

BigB08822
02-01-2011, 12:16 AM
I'm sorry but this man has to take responsibility for his part in all of this. Should he have ever been asked to do that? Absolutely not, but he was and he went ahead and did it. I can honestly say that I wouldn't have done it. I wouldn't have done it for even 1 dog, let alone 100. Even if a dog was sick, I would have taken it to the vet and had it done the right way. I don't care if my job was threatened and I knew I had the last job on earth. I couldn't have done it. He has to take responsibility for his fair share. No one made him do this, he was asked and he obliged.

Kasey
02-01-2011, 12:31 AM
How utterly horrific! :( Poor dogs....

KikiSashaFan
02-01-2011, 01:26 AM
I'm not going to read it. Just knowing it happened has made me :fragile::wuzrobbed: I'm going to cuddle with my puppies and mourn those poor dogs :(

barbk
02-01-2011, 01:30 AM
That is just sick. Sick, sick, sick.

Buzz
02-01-2011, 01:41 AM
monstrous