This is why there will never be any justice for the 100 sled-dogs slaughtered in Whistler in 2010:
This is from the PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS ACT :
RSBC 1996, CHAPTER 372
24 ( 1) A person responsible for an animal who causes or permits the animal to be or continue to be in distress commits an offence.
( 2) Subsection ( 1) does not apply if the distress results from an activity that is carried on in accordance with reasonable
and generally accepted practices of animal management.
Is not tethering sled-dogs on short chains, with no off time, and with rain barrels for shelter accepted practices of treatment of sled-dogs ? Also, could the BCSPCA not say that using a gun to euthanize sled-dogs was an accepted method of disposing of them ? From my understanding shooting sled-dogs to get rid of them is fairly common.
So, why doesn't the BCSPCA use its' influence and time in a better way, to amend this portion of the PCA Act ? Could they not define " generally accepted practices of animal management ," in a clearer fashion, thus to make it easier to protect sled-dogs?