Sled dog atrocity

Having read “Doggone mystery” (Society, Oct. 31), about Whistler’s sled dog massacre, I am fighting back tears in sheer anger and disbelief over the alleged actions of Bob Fawcett, former general manager of the sled dog company. How anyone with half a heart could commit such blatant cruelty on creatures so utterly defenceless is beyond my comprehension.

Paula Lampron, Johnstown, Ont.

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It is reprehensible to me that the B.C. Workers’ Compensation Board granted Fawcett’s claim of post-traumatic stress disorder. The emotional aftermath of allegedly chasing down and brutally killing 56 panicked dogs hardly qualifies as a work-related injury or disease. The fact remains that no one held a gun to Fawcett’s head, which is more than can be said of the dogs.

Joy Temporao, Chapleau, Ont.

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