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Offices of Whistler company that killed 100 sled dogs vandalized with red paint

VANCOUVER -- The offices of a company in Whistler, B.C., that is under investigation for the killing of 100 sled dogs have been vandalized.

RCMP Staff Sgt. Steve LeClair said Thursday said vandals threw red paint all over the windows and a walkway.
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A news release was issued by the North American Animal Liberation press office in response to the incident.

Jerry Vlasak, a press officer with the organization, said they were sent anonymous correspondence by the Animal Liberation Front. In it ALF claimed responsibility for the vandalism in Whistler.

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The Whistler offices of a company being investigated for the killing of 100 sled dogs have been vandalized.

RCMP Staff Sgt. Steve LeClair on Thursday said a business in the 4200-block Mountain Square in Whistler was the target.

LeClair said vandals threw red paint all over the windows and a walkway.

'I can confirm there was some vandalism done to a business in Market Place,' said LeClair.

He said the damage was reported to RCMP Tuesday morning.

LeClair would not openly identify the name of the company hit by the vandals. He also confirmed they have not heard from anyone claiming responsibility for the damage.

But he did offer a possible motive for the use of red paint.

�With animal-rights group and activists, the red paint symbolizes blood,� he said.

A press release was issued by the North American Animal Liberation press office in response to the incident.

Jerry Vlasak, a press officer with the organization, said they were sent anonymous correspondence by the Animal Liberation Front. In it ALF claimed responsibility for the vandalism in Whistler.

'On the night of March 29th in Whistler, B.C. ALF decided to do what the Canadian government should have done in the first place, punish Outdoor Adventures for ordering the deaths of 100 used up sled dogs.'

An ongoing SPCA investigation is reviewing what happened to the dogs.
Whistler Outdoor did not return calls.

The ugly circumstances came to light after a man who shot 100 sled dogs complained to WorkSafe B.C. that he suffered post traumatic stress after the slaughter and was granted compensation.

The WorkSafe B.C. report dealing with the compensation, details the gruesome scenes on April 21 and 23, 2010, when the worker euthanized 100 dogs over two days. The size of the cull meant he had to kill the dogs in full view of the rest of the pack, leading to a bloody frenzy of wounded, frightened and angry dogs.

The dogs were buried in a mass grave.

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