CBC slighted a ‘beautiful soul’

I would like to thank the Whitehorse Star, the Yukon News and CKRW for their respectful coverage of Trevor the dog's recent journey to the rainbow bridge.

I would like to thank the Whitehorse Star, the Yukon News and CKRW for their respectful coverage of Trevor the dog’s recent journey to the rainbow bridge. Trevor was a sweet boy, and he will be missed by his many friends.

Trevor deserved better coverage from the CBC. Is it my imagination that CBC North has deliberately skewed this story right from the get-go?

For example, take Wednesday’s coverage. The CBC’s Al Foster asked the president of the humane society, Shelley Cuthbert, what lesson has been learned defending Trevor. He also questioned the amount of money and resources that went into caring for Trevor, since Trevor died in the end.

Everyone dies, eventually. Don’t we all deserve the best quality of life possible, whether we are dogs or humans?

Why does the CBC not ask the City of Whitehorse what lessons it has learned? Why did the City spend upwards of about $45,000 trying to deny the humane society’s contractual right to claim Trevor?

I had the pleasure of spending a lot of time with Trevor in many different situations – more than 800 times in fact. That’s 800. Why has the CBC never contacted me for a story on Trevor?

If Trevor was able to speak for himself, we would have learned many more lessons … and these lessons would have been real and just.

Trevor the famous dog deserved better from the human race. He put up with more crap than anyone should have put up with.

Long live Trevor, a beautiful soul.

Mike Grieco

Whitehorse