06 Apr '11, 11pm

One Year After Sled Dog Murder, British Columbia Strengthens Animal Cruelty Laws

One Year After Sled Dog Murder, British Columbia Strengthens Animal Cruelty Laws

A year ago this month, 100 healthy sled dogs belonging to Outdoor Adventures Whistler were killed in a mass slaughter over two days. The story is a horrifying look at what can happen when companies who use "working animals" put their profit before the well-being of their animals. When we first reported the Mass Slaughter Of 100 Sled Dogs , Care2 members were outraged, and rightly so. Thanks to the compassion of thousands of members who took the time to help, this petition gained over 100,000 signatures. Fortunately, the outrage that the massive slaying caused will do some good. While the 100 sled dogs cannot be brought back, their memory will live on as other animals in British Columbia will be protected. Just in time for the one year anniversary of this tragic tale, B.C. Premier Christy Clark announced that she will be adopting all of the recommendations made by the speci...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/animal-welfare/blog/One-Year-...

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