Stop "Howling Dogs Whistler" from Slaughtering More Animals
PLEASE NOTE: To ease any confusion, this petition is for the Howling Dogs Tour Company (legal name)in Whistleraffiliated withOutdoor Adventures Whistler. This petitionhas absolutely nothing to do with theHowling Dogs Tour Company in Canmore, AB who came out publicly against theactions taken outlined below and have not been affiliated with the Whistler based company since 2004.
"Howling Dogs" in Whistler is currently being investigated for slaughtering up to 100 dogs due to a decrease in adventure tourism. Currently, animal cruelty laws in Canada state that anyone can kill any animal for any reason provided it does not suffer. These dogs were trapped in a pen, shot repeatedly, and some buried alive.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
Not only does their public statement defer any responsibility for the company’s actions, but it is likely thatthis company and those involvedwill evade Canada's extremely insufficient animal cruelty legislation with nothing more than a slap on the wrist.
What is more disturbing is that WorkSafeBC has compensatedthe individual who committed the slaughterfor "post traumatic stress disorder" for slaughtering these animals with knowledge of the actions he committed! The BC SPCA is currently investigating these actions to determine whether or not criminal charges can be laid.
The purpose of this petition is toban the Howling Dogs Company in Whistlerever owning animals again, in the hopes that this horrific tragedy will serve as a reminder to similar companies that their actions were simply unacceptable. I hope to gain at least 10,000 signatures.
Please sign to help stop the slaughter of animals, and hopefully one day encourage harsher penalties for people who knowledgeably harm and torture animals.
INVESTIGATION UPDATE: Gordon Campbell has appointed a task force to get answers on why these dogs were slaughtered. Thetask force willbe leadby Kamloops-North Thompson MLA Terry Lake and this petition will be submitted to him. It will alsoexamine why WorkSafeBC did not provide information on the killings of the dogs to appropriate authorities when it first learned of the mass cull, believed to have been the largest in Canada. Please find the link to this article below: http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/Premier+Campbell+assembles+task+force+review+sled+deaths/4217622/story.html