Instructions To Cruelty

‘Animal rights groups in British Columbia are alarmed by new guidelines — sparked by an ugly sled-dog slaughter — that contain instructions on how to humanely shoot a dog

“It’s disturbing that a document that is supposedly about animal welfare shows you how to shoot your dog,” said Peter Fricker of the Vancouver Humane Society about the Sled Dog Code of Practice issued by the British Columbia Ministry of Agriculture on Monday.

Both organizations had wanted the guidelines to say sled dogs could only be euthanized by legal injection by a veterinarian.’

Euthanasia of a dog with a firearm is an essential skill for Police Officers, Veterinarians and others with skills in the use of firearms and understanding of animal first aid. It is NOT an appropriate method of euthanasia for the general public.

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About Dr Vadim Chelom

Dr Vadim Chelom is a Registered Veterinarian, a writer and an educator

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