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Feb012011

Canada: 100 Sled Dogs Brutally Murdered, Dumped In Grave

File photo. Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(WHISTLER, Canada) -- Canadian police are investigating the execution of 100 sled dogs that were reportedly shot and stabbed, then dumped into a mass grave in British Columbia.

Authorities say an employee from Whistler-based Outdoor Adventures killed the dogs last spring, then filed a claim with British Columbia’s Workers’ Compensation Board, citing a case of post-traumatic stress.

The killings came to light after the results of the claim were made public.

The Toronto Sun, which obtained a copy of the report, says the worker was ordered to kill a third of the company’s dogs as a result of a downturn in business.

The employee executed the animals over a two-day period, because, according to the report obtained by the Sun, the worker’s job “included herd control.”

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