And then, beyond everyone's wildest nightmares, news broke that Outdoor Adventures, a company near Whistler who ran dog sled tours, brutally killed 100 sled dogs after the Olympics because business was down. They were loosing money keeping 300 dogs, and after shooting them, slashing their throats and dying horrible deaths, these dogs were dumped in a mass grave.
The details of this case are truly horrific. Although I couldn't read it all, what I did stomach silenced my spirit and changed me forever. It is of no surprise that the man who carried out the killings is suffering from post traumatic stress disorder. I will spare you the details on this blog, but for those curious, or for those who don't truly understand the level of cruelty happening in our country, please search out this information. I simply cannot put what they did into words.
The dogs who witnessed the massacre of their pack, went into a frenzy, smart enough to know what was coming. To them and to the souls of the dead, I send peace and the hope that they understand that we are not all like the monsters who did this.
To anyone involved with or that had the power to stop this, you must all equally live with that blood on your hands. Even if you didn't pull the trigger, shame on you. Any one of my friends would have housed even one of those dogs if they had known what they were preventing. Their death, especially their horrible torture, was uncalled for and needless.
Run free, little wolves.