Archive for Whistler
www.smh.com 2nd February 2011
A court inquiry has been called into the slaughter of 100 sled-dogs in Canada following the 2010 Winter Olympics held at the ski resort of Whistler. The case came to light after the killer was awarded compensation for post-traumatic stress following his two-day rampage with a shotgun and knife. Due to a fall in demand following the end of the Olympics, the dogs were no longer needed by sledding companies Outdoor Adventures and Howling Dogs so an order for their execution was issued. The killings took two days to complete last April and there are reports that wounded dogs were found crawling from mass graves. After the discoveries, Canada’s Society for Prevention of Animal Cruelty took the case to court. Marcie Moriarty of the Society said: ”The way he describes [in the board's report] multiple shots and faces blown off and coming back on a second day is gruesome.” Compensation was awarded to the unnamed worker by the British Columbia’s working board.