The massacre of 100 sled dogs in Whistler as reported here just gets worse as it’s now revealed the employee who inhumanely slaughtered the dogs and went on to claim workers compensation for post traumatic stress disorder lodged a formal complaint about the treatment of the dogs to the animal welfare board, SPCA. Trouble is the SPCA didn’t investigate.
According to the Vancouver Sun the employee formally notified the SPCA last July about the living conditions of the remaining 200 dogs who were traumatised when one hundred of their pack were shot in front of them. He sites dogs left chained to trucks in thirty plus degree heat, dogs left overnight without water for up to seventeen hours, being chained for months at a time with no off leash time and worse.
The newspaper also claims the the two tour operators Howling Dog Tours Whistler (known as Whistler Dog Sledding) and Outdoor Adventures Whistler are Australian (more to come on this).
The SPCA did not investigate the claims because they allegedly didn’t have enough staff.
The newspaper has also updated a photo gallery of the leashed dogs.