Musher charged with neglecting 33 sled dogs.

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  1. lakotasong

    lakotasong Sled Dog Guardian

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    source: Bozeman Daily Chronicle
     
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    This is a perfect example of how existing laws are already working when needed. If the above facts are correct, this man already has the likelihood of a felony charge which will preclude him from certain employment opportunities for the rest of his life (you may be young in your career, but as a hirin' manager I know these things ;)). He also has the potential for a $2,500 + 33*$1,000 = $35,000 fine plus 2 + 33*1 = 35 years in jail. Child molesters, wife beaters, rapists, drunk drivers causing fatal accidents...I'm willing to bet their potential consequences are less than for this man.

    Glad to hear the dogs have been rescued and glad to have this as a shining example of how existing laws work and that we don't need AR or more laws. And no, just because one "professional" musher was a jerk does NOT mean that all are. Jerks abuse their dogs, wives, and families every day. The only reason this is news is the unusual circumstances of so many dogs.

    Debbie
     
  3. elegy

    elegy overdogged

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    That's a shame.

    I wonder why he was asked to withdraw from the Yukon Quest.
     
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    It was because the race marshall considered him unfit to continue and evoked an involuntary withdrawl on the basis of protecting the driver, the dogs, and/or the event.

    LINKY

    Debbie
     
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    To sad, but at least the dogs were found in time.
     
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    Kayla, I feel bad for the dogs too, but I don't think this kind of post should reflect on the entire sled dog community as may have been the purpose for placing it here. Quite the opposite. It seems like just about everyone who had dealings with this person was concerned that there was a problem. Obviously they were correct!

    Debbie
     
  7. SharkyX

    SharkyX Back of the Pack

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    There's no "may"... it's posted because this guy, while being a dirt bag, was also a long distance musher who has competed in the Quest and the Iditarod and so Summitview on her permanent quest to have any and all distance (or maybe all competitive mushing... who knows) erradicated posted it here to pluck at peoples heart strings in typical AR fasion.

    Anyways... it's good the dogs were found and will now be properly cared for... how anybody could abandon there team I don't understand...
     
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    noludoru Bored Now.

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    Good posts, Debbie, Sharky. I almost didn't want to open this thread because I figured it would be loaded with AR propaganda.
     
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    I feel bad for the animals in that situation. I wish we have harder laws for this type of thing but you know he's gonna get of easy which sucks. because I love my husky to death And thought she loves it outside I caint see leaving her alone like that I hope he gets what he deserves.
     

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