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February 02, 2011

100 Sled Dogs Slaughtered in Alaska

Thank heavens no one ran photos with this story. It's beyond horrendous.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- An organization that fights animal abuse is calling the slaughter of 100 sled dogs by an outdoor adventure company in British Columbia a bloodbath and police are investigating.

The British Columbia SPCA's manager of animal cruelty investigations said Monday an Outdoor Adventures Whistler employee was told to cull the dogs. He has since been granted workers' compensation benefits for post traumatic stress disorder following the killings last April.

Marcie Moriarty says some dogs were shot, while others' throats were slit before their bodies were pitched into a mass grave. "It can only be described as a massacre," she said.

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