Slaughter of sled dogs unacceptable

To the editor:

I am sure everyone has seen the horrid story about the company that slaughters 100 dogs because the money stopped after the Olympics.

Let’s be realistic. Did people believe their businesses would continue to be just as busy?

The dogs were used and then disregarded just like garbage. How about the man defending his so-called business, saying the dogs were to be humanely destroyed?

When you no longer have a business and cannot work, do we humanely, of course, dispose of you?

The employee who carried out this act said he was made to do it – what for the great job you had?

The worst is Workers’ Compensation Board is paying for your post-traumatic stress. You are responsible for what you did so live with it.

The British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (BC SPCA) was called on several occasions, but determined to the so-called standards of the law, everything was fine. (See editor’s note.)

It is about time we stand up to our so-called government and stop the abuse to animals.

Their laws are about as worthless as the paper they are written on.

To all the people around the world who enjoyed their sledding from these dogs, I am sad to say when the money ran out, so did their lives.

Beautiful British Columbia isn’t so beautiful.

What about the 150 dogs left? I guess they have a death sentence.

I would like to apologize to all the helpless animals abused or killed at the hands of ignorant people. I guess when people will kill each other, why not kill man’s best friend.

Who are the real animals? Not the ones who cannot speak for themselves.

Kelly L’Heureux


Editor’s Note: BC SPCA chief executive director Craig Daniell denied a newspaper report that his organization had prior knowledge of the slaughter before the release of the WorkSafeBC report – Google BC SPCA update.