Disappointing outcome in the case of the Vancouver dog sled killer

I was very disappointed to hear that Robert Fawcett, the man who killed 100 sled dogs following the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, has received nothing more than a token slap on the wrist. It was revealed that many of the dogs died slowly and painfully.  Fawcett kept claiming that he found killing the animals traumatic, but apparently not enough to stop him from doing it in the first place, from killing the dogs humanely, or from quitting his job.  Even with animal cruelty laws in place, so many courts impose the most lenient of sentences.  Given the outcry and attention that this case provoked, I very much hoped that the court would impose the maximum sentence yet, once again, the animals have been let down.

The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way in which its animals are treated. ~ Mahatma Ghandi.  Major fail, Canada.


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