January 31, 2011
Warning: Disturbing and graphic descriptions of animal cruelty at the link.
In the course of discussion, many of us like to declare what we wouldn’t do in order to keep our jobs. Of course, in this global economy, one might have to amend the list. But I’m pretty sure you’d have to be one sick sonofabitch if this doesn’t make your list:
The SPCA is launching an investigation following a report that a dogsled tour company in Whistler, B.C., ordered the killing of 100 dogs when bookings slumped after the Olympic Games in Vancouver.
[Vancouver radio station CKNW] reports the dogs were either shot or had their throats slashed before being buried in a mass grave.
I’m not going to quote all the gory details but suffice to say these dogs were not shot Old Yeller style but rather suffered greatly at the hands of an unnamed employee who reportedly killed the dogs in April 2010 and later filed for the Canadian equivalent of Workman’s Comp., claiming PTSD. After reading about how these dogs were cruelly slaughtered, I think *I* may have a claim for PTSD. As for the guy who committed these heinous acts – he can receive his mental health treatment in prison as far as I’m concerned.