Animal cruelty cases say something about our city

Animal cruelty cases say something about our city A dog is found dead with broken bones, a leg sawed-off, shot through the head and dumped in a garbage bin on Copper Road (Dead, badly beaten dog spurs investigation, the News, March 23). I witnessed this

A dog is found dead with broken bones, a leg sawed-off, shot through the head and dumped in a garbage bin on Copper Road (Dead, badly beaten dog spurs investigation, the News, March 23). I witnessed this poor girl (the dog) being removed from the black trash bag she was placed in. The person(s) responsible for doing this has yet to be caught and held to account.

I asked the bylaw officer at the scene: What is the difference between placing this dog in the bin and what bylaw services does with the corpse of the dogs they have killed? He said: “They (dogs) have a special place at the dump.” Hmm… a “special” mass grave site?

Dogs in Porter Creek have been poisoned; two died from ingesting tainted meat. Another dog fortunately survived the ordeal (Strychnine killed two Porter Creek dogs; third recovering from apparent poisoning, the News, April 2). Truly pathetic that someone would do such a thing! The investigation continues.

A beaver is found dead by the Millennium Trail in Whitehorse, bludgeoned to death. (Beaver beaten to death in Riverdale, the News, May 11). Appalling! The coward(s) who did this have yet to be held accountable. COs have killed beavers, too… Isn’t Whitehorse grand? The dog-loving “Wilderness City”?

As Mahatma Gandhi said, “The greatness of a society and its moral progress can be judged by the way it treats its animals.”

Mike Grieco

Whitehorse

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