Article reviews in detail what happened to 100 Whistler sled dogs

This one is very difficult to read for animal lovers. Christie Keith’s story posted on the San Francisco Chronicle website is headlined – “Anatomy of a sled dog massacre.” It reviews in stark detail the horrors of what the Whistler sled dogs faced the day 10o were brutally killed.

I just can’t understand what the thought processes might be that allow someone to be cruel to animals or children. Every day I see stories about cruelty and I just don’t get the mindset.

The federal government and the states have got to pick up the pace in a major way to modify our anti-cruelty laws (for cases against kids and animals) and the punishment for violating those laws.

Again, be forewarned that this article contains graphic depictions of what occurred.

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4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by D Gary Grady on February 12, 2011 at 2:37 am

    This is a difficult thing to read, so to summarize a few of the key points:
    – Contrary to the perpetrator’s claims, there’s no evidence he tried to find new homes for the dogs first.
    – He did try to get a veterinarian to euthanize the dogs, but the vet refused to put down a hundred healthy dogs for someone’s convenience.
    – The killings were carried out in full view of all the dogs (both those to be killed and others), with the result that many of the dogs tried to escape and some attacked their human assailant.
    – The owners of the company claim they don’t approve of exactly how the dogs were killed but see nothing wrong with having ordered the slaughter in the first place.

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    • Posted by Tom Grady on February 12, 2011 at 10:19 am

      How he carried out these killings is extremely troubling. The guy acts now as though he did not want to do this, but he turned to the most brutal means to carry it out.
      And to hear that rescue groups in the area had not been contacted makes the story more tragic.
      And finally, the sled company’s response, as you pointed out, is cold. They sound very much like greyhound racing insiders or who run puppy mills. They speak and think of animals and their welfare as they would about throwing out a old, broken sled.

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  2. I couldn’t read the article. I shut down my computer completely. Thank you for summarizing. Horrified and angered does not begin to describe how I feel. So very saddened.

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