Written by PETA
Update: The British Columbia SPCA has issued a gut-wrenching report about finding the decomposing bodies of the approximately 100 dogs who were dumped in shallow graves after being stabbed and shot at a failing dog-sledding operation. Read more here.
A company that operates dogsled tours of Whistler, British Columbia, reportedly killed 100 dogs last year when business slowed after the Vancouver Olympics. The killings came to light after an employee of Outdoor Adventures Whistler filed a claim for compensation for post-traumatic stress disorder that he says he suffered as a result of being told to shoot dozens of dogs or cut their throats and then dump them in a mass grave. The British Columbia SPCA is investigating and calling for a criminal investigation.
Sadly, this is not an isolated incident. Mushers routinely abandon, shoot, bludgeon, or drown dogs when they become ill, don't run fast enough, or are simply unwanted. In 2005, it was revealed that the largest dogsled tour operation in the U.S., Krabloonik Kennel in Aspen, Colorado, was shooting and killing as many as 35 dogs every year. A Krabloonik employee defended the killings, saying, "This is part of the circle of life for the dog-sled dog."
The deaths of these dogs serve as a tragic reminder never to patronize dogsled tour operations. With the Iditarod coming up, be sure to tell everyone you know about the cruelty inherent in dogsledding.
Written by Michelle Sherrow
A Krabloonik employee defended the killings, saying, "This is part of the circle of life for the dog-sled dog."
How about chop off his/her fingers and toes every year? and tell him/her that is the circle of life...
Ok, PETA this time you are going too far. I have supported you, but trying to stop dog sledding!? I love dog sledding, and so do the dogs. If this company is killing dogs, then yes they should be stopped, but don't go against dog sledding all together.
Sick and immoral! Of course, the wholesale murder, or any murder, of any creature is deplorable. I do believe in the law of 3, that is, that our deeds come back to us by the velocity of 3. This is a very pagan concept that has its roots in other faiths and was adopted by paganism.
Those murders will get their own one day. They won't live scott-free. In the great scheme of the universe, they will pay. I firmly believe this. Those who do evil have evil returned on them. This is how my parents raised me and I do believe this, this is a part of why I'm vegan. I could never take part in the torture and murder of any living thing.
These husky dogs are not the only ones being slit and murdered. Farm animals, as a part of so-called "animal agriculture" are murdered every second for consumption. They are murdered because humans desire animal flesh, and think nothing of the how the are getting that flesh.
Every person, without even a single exception, I have ever had a heart-to-heart with regarding factory farming has amended his or her ways. Even if it was to adopt Meatless Monday or in some cases even go vegan, every single one changed their ways.
If you're a meat and/or dairy eater reading this, give me a chance to tell you about why I became a vegan when I was 19 and why it was the single most important choice I've made in my life. That is, more important than my BA, more important than my marriage, and anything else I've done to better the world. Stopping murder is the single most beautiful thing you can do in this world, trust me. You'll sleep better at night knowing that blood is not on your hands or plate. Trust me, life is more precious than you realize. It isn't "dominion over the animals". It's not the Christan god giving you permission. Look deeper and see the cracks in that logic. If you look, you'll be sickened and stop the meat and dairy eating right now.
If you're not already ready to give it up, that's okay. Just let it brew in your mind. Eventually, you will give up at least some of it. My first husband entered our relationship as a carnivore and now is a more political vegan than even I am. My current husband (2nd) eats meat, however only about once a week. The rest of his days are vegan. He thinks it's terrible to live as a carnivore, however isn't ready to give it all up. That's okay (but not okay, but still...okay...). I believe that as much as a person can do is for the best. Be a weekday vegan and a weekend carnivore. Be a vegan but eat ice cream. Whatever. Just cut down on animal product intake.
What does this have to do with huskies? EVERYTHING. Respect for life. Respect for animals. When you respect a farm animal, that the animal should not be on your plate, then you respect that the husky is NOT there for your entertainment. Period.
Think it over. Contact me if you're feeling split over it. I'll give you facts. Propaganda? Maybe, depending on what you believe to be propaganda. I'll tell you like it is, and you'll wonder why the world isn't vegan. The most hard core of carnivores have converted after talking to me. Are you brave enough to change? To open your mind? If you can say no than I know you're lying. If you say yes and then say no to being vegan, I know you weren't open in the first place. Either way, there's no way you wouldn't agree to trying veganism for a week. I've convinced several people, people who were against it.
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