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Charges laid over mass sled-dog slaughter. 21.4.2012
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2012, 04:35:31 AM »
Charges laid over sled-dog slaughter

Posted April 21, 2012

A man who has admitted to killing more than 50 husky dogs in Canada has been charged with animal cruelty.

Robert Fawcett was the manager of a company offering dog-sled tours at the Whistler ski resort.

When business slowed after the 2010 Winter Olympics, he killed dozens of dogs by shooting them or slitting their throats.

They were reportedly killed in front of hundreds of other huskies.

One survived, crawling from a mass grave a day later.

The slaughter became public after Fawcett won a compensation claim for post-traumatic stress as a result.

British Columbia prosecutors have now charged Fawcett with "causing unnecessary pain or suffering to a number of dogs".

The province has introduced regulations to protect commercial sled dogs.