This is from page #17, Section #4, Observations and Findings, of the March 25, 2011 Sled Dog Task Force Report:
"The Task Force agrees with the views of the veterinary community that any euthanasia, that is considered justifiable, should be carried out by a veterinarian using approved humane methods. It is only if waiting for that method to be available, through transportation or a temporal delay means that the animal would suffer unduly, that alternate methods, such as using a firearm, become acceptable. Occasionally the method available for disposal of the animal following euthanasia requires abstaining from the use of barbiturates because of risk of exposure to wildlife scavengers as well. The group did agree that when this method was not feasible due to isolation and the lack of availability of a veterinarian, that prescribed euthanasia by gunshot was acceptable if performed by a competent person who is knowledgeable about appropriate techniques as outlined by the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association. The use of firearms to euthanize dogs should not occur in close proximity to other dogs."
What is "prescribed euthanasia"? Is this from a veterinarian then? But if there is some sort of a "temporal delay" and a veterinarian has not seen the dog in question, how can this be prescribed?
Basically this is no different from what is available to sled dogs these days. They are completely vulnerable to the whims of their "owners", and I don't see that this section of the Task Force Report does anything to change this.
Because the sled-dog industry profit based, these dogs need something better than this. How much did this Task Force Report cost to produce ? Looks like smoke and mirrors to me. And the crap just keeps on coming.