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Old 01-31-2011, 09:43 PM
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Workers comp is designed to:
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* pay workers for some of their lost income and certain expenses if they suffer a workplace injury or disease ***8211; regardless of who was at fault ***8211; or to pay a worker***8217;s family if the worker dies from the injury or disease.

* help injured workers get back to work.

* make and enforce safety rules and promote safety in the workplace.
(often they will pay for specialist treatment as well)

So I think if he's going to say that he has PTSD and can't work or whatever he's going to have to prove he has it, and I think it would be more believable if he said that he saw horrifically injured dogs than quick humane deaths.

I don't know very much about our Workers Compensation, but they will try and find out if you're fibbing (have been on disability for longer than you should have) so it would make sense to me that someone who was trying to get it would exaggerate the extent of their damages. I doubt that that's the case but I hope it is...
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Old 01-31-2011, 11:08 PM
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My family and I were just discussing that whoever was behind this is a marked man. And I have absolutely no pity for the sick f#ck.
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Old 02-01-2011, 12:51 PM
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I generally support the right to kill your own dog humanely, and that includes shooting your own dog. However, putting one incompetent idiot in charge of shooting 100 dogs, where the dogs are shot in front of each other (these are social animals), is pretty clearly animal cruelty, especially once it should have been obvious the guy couldn't shoot straight.

I also don't believe for a second that they made any real effort to place these dogs, either with other dog teams, or with rescues, or with homes. The sheer callousness of the slaughter pretty much indicates they didn't give a crap. As for paying for 100 euths . . . here's an idea . . . you can't take care of them anymore . . . then turn them over to the state. Yeah, its irresponsible (but so is shooting them), but the animals will either be placed or humanely put down. Problem solved.

Moreover, although I believe that you have a right to kill your own dog, anyone who kills 100 trained, intelligent, social (and as a practical matter, inedible) animals because demand is down and they can't afford them any more is a complete and total turd. And any employee who complies with that order deserves PTSD and a nice warm place in hell.
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Old 02-01-2011, 01:24 PM
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Here (not sure if its the same in other provinces) its often just as cheap to turn a dog over to the local Animal control/shelter as it is to put them down. (there is no way you could claim all 100 were strays)
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Old 02-01-2011, 10:37 PM
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I felt sick to my stomach when I read that article...

IF the claims about how the dogs were killed are true, then how horrible for those poor dogs, especially the ones that were allegedly found still alive.. I don't care if it's a cow, a pig, or a dog they are living creatures and when culling, euthanisia, killing practices are not quick and fail to minimize the amount of suffering to meet our cultures standards of "humane" then in my 0.02 it should be a crime.

On the other hand an article I read said the Vancover Humane Society is pushing to ban the dog sled indurstry completely which I think would be unfortunate as I imagine there are some very passionate, small scale operations out there that would be worth supporting that would get caught in the cross fire.

Personally though I don't think it's ethical to be allowed to keep more dogs than you can support in your off season. It would be nice if instead of trying to ban an entire industry that stronger legislation could be written to support good practices, and help prevent similar events from happening in the future.
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Kayla - I am friends with someone who was involved with sledding the the NWT. She is no longer actualy mushing. They are trying to pass legislation about the treamtment of the dogs, but our Gov is to stupid to do it properly. They are trying to say if treating a animal in a certain way is a tradition, then its OK to keep doing that. Way to big of a loop hole, since many inuits are not traditionaly nice to thier "live stock"
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Im pretty sure Im going to catch h#ll for this.

I dont care that the dogs where culled. I care about how the dogs where culled.
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Im pretty sure Im going to catch h#ll for this.

I dont care that the dogs where culled. I care about how the dogs where culled.
Nope. I think a lot of people here care MORE about the way it was done than that it was done at all. It doesn't mean I don't care that it was done at all . . . I think it was irresponsible and disrespectful of life . . . but its the way it was done that really makes me furious.
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Old 02-03-2011, 10:38 AM
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Another sad twist to the story:

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That is very sad. Even if they didn't say they were going to start shooting them... I am sure the shelter had a darn good idea of what would happen to the dogs.
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