25 Emaciated Sled Dogs Rescued in Alaska.

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  1. lakotasong

    lakotasong Sled Dog Guardian

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    25 Emaciated Sled Dogs Rescued in Alaska - WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT

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    LINK TO ARTICLE WITH PHOTOS
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  2. skittledoo

    skittledoo Crazy naked dog lady

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    Was beginning to wonder when you'd come creeping up to post yet another sled dog debate. Yes this situation is absolutely horrible. This is clearly an animal cruelty case and my heart goes out to those poor dogs. Makes me sad honestly when I do hear about animals being completely neglected. Some people don't deserve to have dogs.

    Though. I do feel the need to say something. I just hope that in posting this you aren't trying to use this one situation as your reasoning behind all the other bull you post and try and convince people about mushing and tying out to be cruel. Then again... this is you we're talking about.
     
  3. drmom777

    drmom777 Bloody but Unbowed

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    My advice----restrain yourselves, do not respond to this thread. Left alone it is a perfectly reasonable article with no need for debate.
     
  4. skittledoo

    skittledoo Crazy naked dog lady

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    True... I shouldn't have fed the thread... I just get so darn frustrated with Summitview sometimes... oi vey... lol
     
  5. lakotasong

    lakotasong Sled Dog Guardian

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    *Warning: Graphic Images*


    The only reason I posted this was to help get justice for these dogs and their teammates:

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    Photos Courtesy Mat-Su Animal Control


    Moderators, could you please make sure the actual title of this thread is labeled graphic content? I edited the title in my first post but I am not sure it carried over to the whole thread.
     
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  6. skittledoo

    skittledoo Crazy naked dog lady

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    As long as that is the only reason then I think that's reasonable
     
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    noludoru Bored Now.

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    Frankly I don't think it's reasonable for your original post to link to pictures with graphic content, and then turn around and POST them with absolutely no warning.

    No, not reasonable at all.
     
  8. HoundedByHounds

    HoundedByHounds Oh, it's *you*

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    WARNING PLEASE...please show some respect for those with kids, and that just don't like to see horrifying pics WITHOUT warning, that browse here.
     
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    Lilavati Arbitrary and Capricious

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    Justice for abuse is good.. I support it.

    Unfortunately, we have learned from experience that justice for actual and real cases of abuse is not your only motovation. Nor are the solutions you offer always particularly helpful, or even relevant, to preventing or punishing abuse.

    I sincerely hope that the person who did this is punished. I hope the surviving dogs recover and find good homes. Give me a link to a reputable charity where I can be certain that the money will go to helping these dogs, and I'll write a check.

    But there's no larger "cause" here . . . only tragedy and the need for justice. These pictures don't mean that mushing is bad, or keeping dogs outside is bad, or anything except that the person who did this is a vile excuse for a human being.

    Please do not turn these poor dogs into propaganda . . . they are real, suffering animals. They need help. They deserve justice. But they stand for nothing but themselves.
     
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    Buddy'sParents *Finding My Inner Fila*

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    OK, I put graphic warnings in the posts but guys, it's listed on the thread title as well. :)

    Summit- and everyone else- please be aware of your audience and be especially careful when posting graphic images. There are never too many warnings, please respect your audience.
     
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    Buddy'sParents *Finding My Inner Fila*

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    This was eloquently stated. Could never have said it any better. Thanks.
     
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    Absolutely. There are thousands of instances like this with other breeds of dogs, particularly PitDogs. There's a horrible case in the next county over to me, that frankly and tragically, makes those pitiful sled dogs look well fed :(

    This bears repeating, again, because it IS what matters:

     
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    Couldn't have said it better myself.
     
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    :hail: Great Posts guys.
     
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    corgipower Tweleve Enthusiest

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    What system?? A feeding system? How does a system of going out and putting food in bowls every day break down? Sounds like he had some sort of automated system for feeding and no back up plan. I am confused here.
     
  16. lakotasong

    lakotasong Sled Dog Guardian

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    More disturbing news reported:


    source: ADN

    If anyone would like to make donations or lend support to the overburdened shelter (see article regarding) caring for these dogs. (detailed information removed - Mod)
     
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    noludoru Bored Now.

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    Oy. If that article is correct that guy sounds like a POS. It's not animal cruelty if the dog died of cancer? WTF? Get the dog some VET CARE. And if you are so broke you can't feed 30ish dogs, give them to a shelter... I'd like to just say get an effing JOB because it didn't take them a week to get emaciated, but then again I don't know what the availability of jobs is like in AK.
     
  18. jess2416

    jess2416 Who woulda thought

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    :hail: agreed
     
  19. lakotasong

    lakotasong Sled Dog Guardian

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    Just found another particularly horrific tidbit in another news article:

    source: KTVA
     
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    While I agree that this is pretty horrible, I do wish you didn't post it with the underlying implication that it's related to sled dogs. If these dogs had been in somebody's basement and were toy poodles and had never heard of a sled, you wouldn't have paid any attention. But put them on a sled team or on a tether and now summitview takes notice.

    This is a case of animal cruelty. Period.
     

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