Most dog owners are smart enough to know that it is their responsibility to provide their pets with the best life. They take this responsibility with the utmost seriousness and they do not allow themselves to lose sight of how important they are. Unfortunately, there are dogs who do not receive the same sort of treatment and these animals are subjected to atrocious treatment.
There are dogs who reside in Canada who are forced to live a very difficult life. While they are given the chance to spend their winters outside working as sled dogs for visiting tourists, they have nowhere to go during the summer. They are forced into storage and this is certainly no way for a dog to live. The dogs remain exposed to the heat throughout the summer.
The animals are given zero protection from the elements and it is a heartbreaking scene. Any sane person can see that this is animal abuse. Just take a look at the dogs’ faces. They are miserable and understandably so. Just imagine what it would be like to be forced to remain outdoors as the temperatures continue to rise. The dogs are not even able to gain solace from each other’s company.
This is because they are shackled with short chains that do not allow freedom of movement. There are no laws to keep Chocpaw Expeditions from doing what they are doing. The dogs are given food, water and some form of shelter (however insufficient it may be). Fern Levitt is a dog activist who also makes films and she is looking to put an end to their suffering.
She is currently engaged in battle with the Ontario SPCA and her goal is to force this organization to do more. The fact that this atrocious treatment isn’t technically breaking any laws does not make it okay. When she arrived on the scene, she was asked to leave the property but not before she was able to gain video evidence of what was taking place.
For their part, the OSPCA claims to be working with the owner of this company to right these wrongs. An investigation is open and they are working to ensure that the dogs receive the care that they need. Now that the truth is being shared, it is time for us to do our part. Please take the time to share this story and spread awareness about the abuse that these dogs are experiencing.
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Posted by Sled Dogs Film on Monday, July 9, 2018