B.C. sled dog slaughter leads to new animal cruelty code

CBC News

British Columbia now has the toughest animal-cruelty laws in the country, a year after the discovery by the SPCA of a mass grave of up to 100 sled dogs in Whistler.

The provincial government has introduced the Sled Dog Code of Practice, which sets standards for health, nutrition, housing, working conditions, transportation and euthanasia.

Marcie Moriarty of the SPCA says the code will provide minimum standards that will improve the welfare of working dogs.

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