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    I'm Just Sayin', the Dog Thread (Vol. 2)

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    hey where r dey

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    I see you found the thread. I hope the others that were posting on the other one find it soon.
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    Sarplaninac/Macedonian Shepard puppies

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    Like most children, Rebecca Farrar adores her family's dog - but the six-year-old diabetic has a particularly special reason.

    Her young pet Shirley is one of the country's only 'hypo-alert' hounds who SMELLS when Rebecca's blood sugar reaches dangerously low levels


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    beauty and brains
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    Wow this dog is impressive, she almost figured out how to talk :

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    Sled dogs culled due to slow business

    According to the WorkSafe B.C. documents, an employee of Outdoor Adventures Whistler has been compensated for post-traumatic stress disorder after being ordered to shoot about 100 sled dogs that were deemed expendable after the demand for sled dog tours collapsed following the Vancouver Olympics.

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    Wow - That really sucks. Perfectly healthy dogs.
    People Suck.

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    100 Sled dogs culled due to slow business

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    Bastards need to rot in hell for this. If anyone needed to be culled, it's the so called "humans" who were responsible for killing them.

    RIP, pups. What a act of betrayal this was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roaming Tigress View Post
    Bastards need to rot in hell for this. If anyone needed to be culled, it's the so called "humans" who were responsible for killing them.

    RIP, pups. What a act of betrayal this was.

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    From their website: Step onto one of our traditional dog sleds behind your team of energetic and loveable Alaskan Racing Huskies, and get ready for a unique backcountry journey.
    I guess the 100 dogs they shot just weren't as lovable, huh...?

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    No wonder the guy who had to do the shooting was treated for PTSD. I just wouldn;t be able to do it. Period. Even if my job depended on it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pat MaGroin View Post
    Wow - That really sucks. Perfectly healthy dogs.
    People Suck.
    I know! Those dogs could've been adopted into loving homes like Going Home Greyhounds does for race dogs that are too old or too slow to race up for adoption rather than putting them down in such horrid ways such as shooting.
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    I'm not an animal rights advocate, but that's harsh.

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    I guess one of theproblems with sled dogs is that they're not always good as housepets. They can be a bit nasty - including to one another. They basically live outside.

    I'm not saying that's an excuse to kill them, btw. I just wonder whether they'd be elgible to be adopted out as pets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by duster View Post
    I guess one of theproblems with sled dogs is that they're not always good as housepets. They can be a bit nasty - including to one another. They basically live outside.

    I'm not saying that's an excuse to kill them, btw. I just wonder whether they'd be elgible to be adopted out as pets.
    Can they survive in the wild? If so they should have let them go. Or are people afraid they'd form packs? When I went to the Philippines to visit relatives the towns had tons of stray dogs that had formed packs. It was interesting seeing a pack of dogs where no two were of the same breed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by duster View Post
    I guess one of theproblems with sled dogs is that they're not always good as housepets. They can be a bit nasty - including to one another. They basically live outside.

    I'm not saying that's an excuse to kill them, btw. I just wonder whether they'd be elgible to be adopted out as pets.
    They may have had to be worked with. They did a good job with the dogs that Michael Vick hadn't killed yet - http://www.dogwork.com/vikd6/

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    The SPCA I volunteer for recieved a bunch of rescued sled dogs. All good dogs. They were adopted out to people who did use them for sledding, but for fun, no profit and the dogs are enjoying their new life.

    The guy who shot the dogs should have reported them. Animal welfare comes first before money. Might sound harsh, but I have to say I dont' feel any sympathy for him. There was a dog with half a face shot off, running around.

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    OMG....

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    Injured dogs were trying to crawl away... He used a shotgun and a knife.

    Canada investigates mass sled dog slaughter
    Jan 31 07:47 PM US/Eastern

    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.
    "We've opened a police file and assigned an investigator," Royal Canadian Mounted Police Staff Sergeant Steve LeClair told AFP.
    The case came to light on Monday after the unnamed worker claimed post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of killing the dogs, and was reportedly awarded compensation from British Columbia worker's board.
    Marcie Moriarty of the Society for Prevention of Animal Cruelty, the lead agency in the investigation, told the Vancouver Sun, "The way he describes (in the board's report) multiple shots and faces blown off and coming back on a second day is gruesome."
    "The way this employee describes it, it's a massacre absolutely, a criminal code offence. These dogs were killed in front of the other dogs that were all tethered up."
    The man's personal injury lawyer Cory Steinberg told news radio station CKNW, "It wasn't always a clean, one-shot kill. Inevitably he ended up seeing and having to put the end to some horrific scenes."
    A spokeswoman for the law firm refused to comment on the criminal investigation and Outdoor Adventures did not return repeated calls from AFP.
    The company's website, with photos of huskies and sleds, however, continues to advertise a dog sled ride for CAN$169 per person, "as a once in a lifetime experience (with) your team of energetic and loveable Alaskan Racing Huskies." The maximum penalty in Canada for injuring or endangering an animal is five years in jail, while animal cruelty is punishable by a fine and 18 months in jail.

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    OMG - This article is even worse.

    The man responsible for the "execution-style" cull of 100 sled dogs that were no longer of use to the Whistler-based Outdoor Adventures "due to a slow winter" season had known a lot of the dogs and was so traumatized by the slaughter he now suffers from nightmares, panic attacks and depression, according to a confidential workers' compensation review decision obtained by the Vancouver Sun.

    The unidentified man said he had raised many of the 300 dogs owned by his employer, in fact, naming many of them. But over a two-day period in late April 2010, he agree to carry out the orders from his employer to euthanize some of them because part of his job duties "included herd control."

    The BC SPCA is launching an investigation of the cull.

    In the document, the man thought he had put down 30 per cent of the company's herd — approximately 70 animals — but the employer’s report of injury to the animals, filed with the review board in May, stated it had actually been 100 dogs.

    The information came to light after the employee filed for workers’ compensation after developing post-traumatic stress disorder for allegedly being forced to kill the dogs — potentially after bookings slumped following the 2010 Olympic Games.

    A veterinarian had been contacted but refused to participate in the cull of healthy animals.

    The report also stated the man tasked with the job tried to adopt out the dogs but with limited success.

    "In the past, his practice when euthanizing a dog was to take it for a walk in the woods and give them a nice meat meal to distract them. That would make for a calm environment and kept the dogs away from the general population so as not to disrupt them. He would use a gun to euthanize the dogs," the report states.

    However, because of the large number of dogs, he said he was forced to euthanize the dogs in full view of the other animals. By about the 15th dog, it appeared to him "the dogs were experiencing anxiety and stress from observing the euthanasia of other members of the pack and were panicking."

    As a result of the panic, a dog named Suzie was only wounded by the employee.

    "Susie was the mother of his family's pet dog 'Bumble.' He had to chase Suzie through the yard because the horrific noise she made when wounded caused him to drop the leash,” the report states. “Although she had the left side of her cheek blown off . . . he was unable to catch her. He then obtained a gun with a scope and used it to shoot her when she settled down close to another group of dogs."

    It also states when he went to get the dog, he was bitten in the arm. After disposing of Suzie's body, he returned and noticed another dog — named Poker — that was special to him and not slated to be euthanized had been accidentally shot.

    "Poker was covered in blood from a neck wound and covered in his own feces. He believed Poker suffered for approximately 15 minutes before he could be put down," the report states.

    The employee had put down about 55 dogs on April 21, and by the end of the day, the dogs were so panicked they were biting him and he had to wrap his arms in foam to prevent injury.

    "He also had to perform what he described as ‘execution-style’ killings where he wrestled the dogs to the ground and stood on them with one foot to shoot them. The last few kills were ‘multiple-shot’ killings as he was simply unable to get a clean shot,” the report says. “He described a guttural sound he had never heard before from the dogs and fear in their eyes."

    But the killings on April 23 were described as "worse" than two days earlier because the herd's fear and anxiety began almost immediately.

    On that day, the first significant killing happened to a dog named Nora, who he had shot 20 minutes earlier and put into the mass grave. He noticed her crawling around amid the 10 or so bodies already there so had to climb down into the grave and "put her out of her misery."

    At that point, the reports states he "wanted nothing more than to stop the 'nightmare,' but he continued because he had been given a job to finish and did not want to prolong the suffering and anxiety of the whole kennel population. He stated that he felt 'numb.'"

    His last memory of killing the final 15 dogs was "fuzzy" and in some cases he felt it was simpler to "get behind the dogs and slit their throats and let them bleed out."

    The report states he was “covered” in blood by the end.

    "When he finished he cleared up the mess, filled in the mass grave and tried to bury the memories as deeply as he could."
    Five days after the final culling, he sought treatment from a clinical counsellor who indicated he was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.

    His family physician also indicated the worker — who resides at the same location as the dogs with his family — complained of "panic attacks, nightmares, sleep disturbances, anger, irritability and depressed mood since culling approximately 100 dogs."

    Marcie Moriarty, head of the BC SPCA cruelty-investigations division, said the man, the general manager of Outdoor Adventures at the time, could have simply said no.

    "I've no doubt he has suffered post-traumatic stress but there's a thing called choice. I absolutely would not have done this and he could have said no,” she said. “This is a criminal-code offence and to have just stopped. I don't feel sorry for this guy for one minute.”

    Moriarty said the SPCA began investigating the culling this weekend after CKNW radio provided her with a heavily censored WCB report.

    WCB spokeswoman Donna Freeman said she cannot confirm a claim has been filed by any party because it would be "considered private because they're medical files."

    Moriarty said while RCMP have been contacted about the culling, the BC SPCA are the lead investigators and will be executing warrants to obtain further information.

    They plan to uncover the mass grave to examine the dogs' remains but can't do that immediately because the ground is frozen under several feet of snow.

    In a statement, Outdoor Adventures spokesman Graham Aldcroft said there are no firearms on site and any time a sled dog is euthanized in the future, it will be done in a vet's office. "While we were aware of the relocation and euthanization of dogs at ‘Howling Dog Tours,’ we were completely unaware of the details of the incident until reading the WCB document Sunday," he said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barbossa View Post
    Can they survive in the wild? If so they should have let them go. Or are people afraid they'd form packs? When I went to the Philippines to visit relatives the towns had tons of stray dogs that had formed packs. It was interesting seeing a pack of dogs where no two were of the same breed.
    I would think they would be killed by natural predators, wolves accounting for most kills.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pat MaGroin View Post
    They may have had to be worked with. They did a good job with the dogs that Michael Vick hadn't killed yet - http://www.dogwork.com/vikd6/
    Going Home Greyhounds also works with their dogs, especially in the areas of possibly going to homes that have small pets such as rabbits or cats (ESPECIALLY rabbits - since as race dogs, they'd chased a mechanical bunny around the track).
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    Why the hell did that employee go through with the killings? If my boss told me to do something like that I'd tell him to fuck off while I tendered my resignation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barbossa View Post
    Why the hell did that employee go through with the killings? If my boss told me to do something like that I'd tell him to fuck off while I tendered my resignation.
    Exactly.

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    I wouldn't have done it either. It's hard for me to believe this was the
    only option. RIP puppies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PurrPurr View Post
    Going Home Greyhounds also works with their dogs, especially in the areas of possibly going to homes that have small pets such as rabbits or cats (ESPECIALLY rabbits - since as race dogs, they'd chased a mechanical bunny around the track).

    I googled 'sled dog rescue' and SEVERAL groups popped up. I wasn't even going to open the thread; I didn't read the story in Duter's original post nor did I read the stories Pat posted.

    I've gotten 3 pups from GHG. One thing they do is network with other rescue groups for transport, etc, so if there is a dog in need in another state they'll do what they can to help.

    This makes me insanely furious.

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    So much for Canada being a nice, Loving and
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    I can see their point, the dogs would be literally eating the profits. Considering that they are a specialist breed, other alternative uses would be a tad difficult. Not a nice thing to do though...
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    Quote Originally Posted by theotherlondon View Post
    So much for Canada being a nice, Loving and
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    Thank you Stephen Harper.
    Hmmm?
    Seal Pup Hunt anyone?
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    Quote Originally Posted by neilmpenny View Post
    I can see their point, the dogs would be literally eating the profits. Considering that they are a specialist breed, other alternative uses would be a tad difficult. Not a nice thing to do though...
    All things considered, there were other much more humane alternatives to dealing with this "problem" than going this insanely cruel route.

    I sincerely hope that 'Outdoor Adventures Whistler' goes out of business - and that the owner has a horrible, karma-fueled life..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pat MaGroin View Post
    All things considered, there were other much more humane alternatives to dealing with this "problem" than going this insanely cruel route.

    I sincerely hope that 'Outdoor Adventures Whistler' goes out of business - and that the owner has a horrible, karma-fueled life..

    Amen and pass the ammunition.

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    This is just plain embarrassing. They should have KNOWN FULL WELL that there was no way a sled dog attraction of that magnatude would be economically viable after the olympics were over.

    This just breaks my heart everytime I think about it.
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    Dog Feel-Good Stories

    Along the same line of my other post, here are some feel-good stories about sweet doggies.. I hope you enjoy..


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    Quote Originally Posted by cindyt View Post
    Too cute. I really want a dog. But I have 3 year old, and that is worse than having a dog. I would like to adopt an adult dog.

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