War Graves Inspectors to Probe Dog Killings After Olympics

Tuesday, 03 May 2011 04:12 PM

By Martin Gould

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
War graves investigators have been called in to probe what is being described as one of the world’s worst cases of animal cruelty. One hundred sled dogs were killed after last year’s Winter Olympics in Canada because they no longer were wanted.

The specialists, who have investigated war crimes in Iraq, Bosnia, and Rwanda, will exhume the dog’s bodies from a mass grave in Whistler, British Columbia, reports the Daily Mail.

Dogs were knifed to death, shot, and even stomped on, investigators believe.

Sled dogs, Olympics, crueltyThe outrage occurred in April last year when Whistler company Howling Dog Tours found it had too many sled dogs as business dropped off following the invasion of tourists for the Vancouver Games.

It came to light when an employee claimed compensation for post-traumatic stress syndrome. The man said he was told to kill the dogs as a local vet had refused to destroy the health animals.

At the end of the slaughter, he claimed to be “in a haze” and covered in blood.

“The dogs were shot or had their throats slit, while those that proved hard to kill had to be 'wrestled to the ground and stood on' before they could be shot in the head,” the Mail reports.

Marcie Moriarty from the British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals said: “This is one of the largest and most complex investigations the BC SPCA has ever undertaken.

“Because of the length of time that has passed since the incident occurred, it is necessary to employ painstaking, state-of-the-art forensic techniques to gather the evidence needed to pursue animal cruelty charges in the case.”

Whistler was the base for skiing during the Games. Tourists paid $315 for a two-hour, six-dog sled ride round town.



© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

GOP Control of Senate May Open Way to Immigration Reform

Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 12:45 PM

Immigration reform may have a better chance of passing Congress if Republicans take control of the Senate, some GOP lawm . . .

Islamic Tensions Rock US Ally Bahrain

Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 12:45 PM

Worried by the recent success of Shiite tribesmen in Yemen, Sunni-ruled Bahrain is desperate to deter its Shiite-majorit . . .

WH Spokesman: Staff Helped Obama 'Evolve' on Gay Marriage

Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 12:26 PM

President Barack Obama evolved on the issue of same sex marriage, and his views were in keeping with the way many Americ . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved