February 1st, 2011
11:28 AM ET

After mass dog slaughter, stressed man files workers' comp

An employee of Canada's Outdoor Adventures company admitted to slaughtering 100 sled dogs, according to a workers compensation report he later filed.

The employee - whose name authorities have not yet released - worked as a general manager of Howling Dogs tour company in Whistler, British Columbia. He claimed he was suffering from post-traumatic stress after carrying out company orders to kill the dogs, the report said.

A company with the same name, Howling Dogs Tours in Canmore, Alberta, has no connection with this case.

The man cited "a slow winter season" that compelled him to decrease the size of the company's dog pack by 30 percent, the report said.

The slaughter took place over the course of two days in April 2010, when he allegedly shot and knifed the animals before dumping them into a mass grave, including at least one dog that was later found alive, the report said.

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  1. A.J.

    Maybe fi all people were just like me, I love animals, that there would be more pets to love, since their so adorable. So if their was many people not killing, starving, shooting, or even torturing them, that the animals (pretty much dogs) might turn against humans and harm and injure us.

    February 10, 2011 at 10:13 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. A.J.

    So help us save the animals!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    February 10, 2011 at 10:14 am | Report abuse | Reply
  3. A.J.

    We LOVE animals so much, that we may never let anyone kill another thing again........... If we weren't so young......

    February 10, 2011 at 10:17 am | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Concerned Father

    I have never killed an animal, but to be honest if a dog was to attack my daughter, I wouldn't think twice about it. Now if there was 100 of them, I would use everything I needed in order to stop those awful beasts!

    April 22, 2011 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Emmanuel Smith

    Hey folks, Is going to be the U.S. far greater off sticking with Syria's Assad?

    January 6, 2012 at 9:35 am | Report abuse | Reply
  6. Me

    sicko freak

    February 1, 2011 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Not All Docs Play Golf

    What a stupid thing to say. Perhaps you are a Christian? Do you have pics of the crucifixion? We don't have pics from the Crusades, either, or from the stealing of Africans to ship to America as slaves. What a ridiculous assertion on your part.

    February 1, 2011 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. Frank

    Always at least one sicko, morbid freak in the crowd. You're it, Doc.

    February 1, 2011 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  9. JR

    I am a Canadian animal lover and find your comment offensive. I do not judge all Americans by your ignorance so you should not judge all Canadians by one idiot's actions

    February 1, 2011 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  10. Rachael M

    Baby seals are cuter than human children.

    February 1, 2011 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  11. Sunny

    @Lee, are you trying to justify these killings in the name of school shootings?

    February 1, 2011 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  12. Peanut the Destroyer

    And your point is what? Why even waste the space here with that?

    February 1, 2011 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  13. nutjobJeff


    February 1, 2011 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  14. Andrea

    And this is relative to the article how?

    February 1, 2011 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  15. Dingo

    So, you're saying, if given the choice, you'd rather club a human child to death than a baby seal based on "cuteness"?

    February 1, 2011 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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