1. Post #1
    Habsburg's Avatar
    July 2010
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    [release]The BC SPCA simply calls it a slaughter.

    A major tour operator in Whistler has admitted to ordering the killing of 100 dogs, after a post-Olympic slump in bookings of dog-sled tours.

    The fallout from that calculated business decision is just beginning, with one worker diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder, and a criminal investigation getting underway.

    "Outdoor Adventures Whistler" ordered the killing of 100 dogs in April of last year, after a post-Olympic downturn. Worksafe BC documents obtained by CKNW say an employee has been granted compensation after developing post traumatic stress disorder for having to kill the dogs himself over a two day period.

    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 head of cruelty investigations at the BC SPCA says they are launching an investigation, after reviewing the Worksafe BC file.

    Marcy Moriarty says they will be interested to find the mass grave mentioned in the documents.
    She says this has been truly difficult to learn of, "...that description where he notes that one of the dogs he thought had been killed was crawling around in this mass grave.....honestly I had to put down the story then."

    She says it's a dirty secret of the industry that so many dogs are bred purely out of greed.

    Moriarty says there appears to have been breaches of the animal cruelty act in the cull and criminal charges are a possibility.

    "Outdoor Adventures at Whistler" has issued a statement in response to the story.

    Spokesperson Graham Aldcroft says "the events are tragic and regrettable."

    He says while we were aware of the relocation and euthanization of dogs at "Howling Dog Tours Whistler" we were completely unaware of the details of the incident until we read them in the WCB document yesterday.

    Aldcroft goes on to say while "Outdoor Adventures" had a financial interest in "Howling Dogs Tours Whistler" for four years the operational control of the company was with the employee referred to in the WCB ruling.

    In May however Outdoor Adventures took control of 'Howling Dogs Tours Whistler.'

    Since then Aldcroft says significant changes have been made to ensure humane treatment of the dogs and improved safety protocols of the operation. [/release]
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    Sicko
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    omg he should be killed!!!!!!!! [/facepuncher]
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    How can anyone even do this :ohdear:
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    December 2009
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    How can anyone even do this :ohdear:
    Very carefully.
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    :smith:
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    Wow, If I was the employee I wouldn't do that
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    omg he should be killed!!!!!!!! [/facepuncher]
    omg you should refrain from posting!!!!!!!! [/everyone but the disagrees :frown:]
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    December 2009
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    Picture of the person who ordered the killings:



    But in all seriousness, I feel like I want to cry.
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    Dennab
    June 2010
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    You want to cry? Did you want to cry when 40 people were violently murdered at Moscow?
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    Sad day for Canada.

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    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.
    I actually laughed hard.

    Regardless of the crime that's pretty badass
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    Yeah I call bullshit that upper management didn't know what was going on.
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    August 2008
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    Very carefully.
    according to the article it wasnt done very carefully at all
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    December 2006
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    Nothing funny about this, just awful. I can't imagine how horrible it would feel to have to put a bullet in so many innocent animals like that. Sucks even more that this is only a few miles from me.
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    A story like this turns my heart to mush.
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    A story like this turns my heart to mush.
    I bet you don't feel that way when you are chomping down on a nice, juicy, beef burger.
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    October 2006
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    Why the fuck does BC always get the most fucked up crimes.

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    May 2006
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    That is so sick

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    August 2006
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    i feel bad for that worker, iʻd refuse to do any sort of job like that

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    June 2007
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    Imagine having to slash dog throats all day, while the other dogs stare at you and watch.

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    Poor puppies :sigh:

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    February 2008
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    omg he should be killed!!!!!!!! [/facepuncher]
    omg they should all be charged with animal cruelty [/drama]

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    This story made me queasy :smith:
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    Theater's Avatar
    October 2009
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    Aw, that's terrible.

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    May 2008
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    omg he should be killed!!!!!!!! [/facepuncher]
    Manslaughter is different then dog slaughter.
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    August 2005
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    I wonder, why couldn't they just give them to people as opposed to straight out killing them?

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    I actually laughed hard.

    Regardless of the crime that's pretty badass
    Oh wow. You think a mass slaughter of innocent captive animals is "badass"

    I can see you going far in life.
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    This is news everywhere here. This is a PR disaster for Outdoor Adventures.
    They know damn well now that animal activists and lawyers will harass and drive them out of business for this little stunt.

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    Oh my god.
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    I wonder, why couldn't they just give them to people as opposed to straight out killing them?
    Because it's easier than finding homes for 100 dogs.
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    i dont know who I feel worse for, the dogs or the person who had to kill them.
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    You want to cry? Did you want to cry when 40 people were violently murdered at Moscow?
    No, y'see, I like dogs.

    :P
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    I couldn't carry out that job. And if I was forced to, I'd be so sickened by the end of it I'd kill myself.
    The regret you'd feel for the rest of your life would make you dead inside.

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    "I didn't raise you to be like this!"
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    Oh wow. You think a mass slaughter of innocent captive animals is "badass"

    I can see you going far in life.
    He meant that he respected how Whistler not only didn't try to cover it up, they even willingly corrected a lower estimate that would have made them look better.

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    February 2010
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    You want to cry? Did you want to cry when 40 people were violently murdered at Moscow?
    Yeah I'm pretty sure we all were sad over both events.
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    You want to cry? Did you want to cry when 40 people were violently murdered at Moscow?
    There is a difference between Ruskies and Huskies. One is an effective worker with an often charming appearance, the other is frequently intoxicated.
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    I bet you don't feel that way when you are chomping down on a nice, juicy, beef burger.
    Shutup hippiefag

    Dogs are cool and cows are food and thats just the way of life
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