Part 7: My story: The “Tiger King” of Sled Dogs?

 

 

Then It Starts

 

…We Saw it Coming

 

Full Article Here: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/sled-dog-alaska-documenary-canada-whistler-film-festival-mushers-huskies-iditarod-1.3845732

And of course- now the media has something to write about-

 

Full article: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/sled-dogs-inhumane-film-dog-dogsledding-banff-documentary-1.3892328

 

 

 

meanwhile

The owner passes away from a diabetic complication.

article here : https://www.northbaynipissing.com/community-story/6917181-chocpaw-expeditions-owner-and-south-river-resident-paul-reid-dead-at-71/

 

 

Then the movie comes out.

sorry about the quality here

 

I decide to stay pass the winter- into my first ever summer at as a Kennel worker for this company.

… and that’s when I experience this

http://www.virtuousmusher.com/the-freezer-by-the-straw-barn/

http://www.virtuousmusher.com/seasonal-kill/

http://www.virtuousmusher.com/terrible-and-true/

http://www.virtuousmusher.com/no-humpingaccidental-breeding/

 

Between this,  the very toxic work environment, being overworked and underpaid- My mental health gets progressively worse- and I get fired.

I try to let other mushers know- but no one seems to want to help the dogs…

http://www.virtuousmusher.com/protect-the-animal-not-the-image/

 

I continue on looking for accountability for the treatment of the dogs.

http://www.virtuousmusher.com/isitlegal/

 

Finally, with no where else to turn, I reach out to the Documentary maker- Fern Levitt.

http://www.virtuousmusher.com/director-of-sled-dogs-film/

 

Who Introduces me to some amazing allies at End Sled Dog Cruelty

http://www.virtuousmusher.com/team-work-makes-the-dream-work/

 

I tell them where the dead dogs are… and they surprise me by going in, and getting evidence of my allegations of there being hundreds of dogs buried behind the kennel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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