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A new documentary is exposing serious animal welfare problems in the sled dog industry in North America. The film, Sled Dogs, is being screened at this year’s Whistler Film Festival in British Columbia in December.
VHS, which was interviewed for the film, has always been opposed to sled dog racing and touring. After the infamous 2010 massacre of surplus sled dogs in Whistler, we called for a ban on the industry but the provincial government chose instead to introduce standards for the treatment of sled dogs (which we believe are inadequate and ineffective).
In a press release, the film’s director, Fern Levitt, says: “This film comes at a critical moment when the public is waking up to the treatment of animals and demanding change. The audience will be outraged when they discover the legal abuse of ‘man’s best friend’ under the guise of sport and entertainment. This is a timely documentary and a definitive call for action.”
If you are able to attend the Whistler Film Festival we encourage you to see this film. Tickets will be available through the festival’s website.
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