Tuesday, February 1, 2011

100 sled dogs slaughtered

100 sled dogs slaughtered

The cruelty and callousness of the people involved is rivaled only by their stupidity. According to some commentaries I read, everyone is scrambling to deny responsibility: the dogs' caretaker who claimed compensation for post-traumatic stress (Why did he "just follow orders," to use that infamous phrase?), WorkSafeBC that granted his request for compensation, Outdoor Adventures which owned the dogs. Tourism Whistler, the marketing and sales organization for Whistler Resort where this happened, surely didn't know anything about the slaughter. As a promotional company, they would know what a public relations nightmare would result. Yet they still bear responsibility. The phrase "on their watch" comes to mind.

5 comments:

  1. That is horrible and disgusting! We are so sad to hear that.

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  2. I could hardly finish reading the article. So very wrong..

    Wyatt's Mom

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  3. I'm not going to read it cause the thought pisses me off.

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  4. We didn't read the whole article. Absolutely horrid, disgusting and so very wrong!

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  5. I was so sick when my sister first told me of this story. I, too, had just written a blog entry about it and "Gardening with Wyatt" mentioned your blog about it. I had to wait a few days to sort out the shock of it before being able to write about it. So tragic. So unnecessary.

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