Monday, January 31, 2011

Huskies versus babies

The RCMP and the B.C. SPCA are investigating the slaughter of about 100 sled dogs in Whistler.  Public reaction is pretty much what you'd expect. It's being called “an absolute massacre,” a "tragedy," and "an execution."

The 100 dogs were put down over two days, which means about 50 dogs a day.

By strange coincidence, that's also almost exactly the number of unborn children killed by abortion each day in B.C: 50 babies a day, six days a week, 52 weeks a year equals just over 15,000 babies a year, which was B.C.'s death tally in 2007.

At least the canine slaughter ended after two days.


  1. I couldn't agree with you more. What about the pro-choice people?

    What if it was the owners wish not to keep these dogs, isn't his right to rid himself any way he is comfortable with. its not against the law to euthanize your dog. Their all his dogs aren't they? The SPCA kill thousands of animals every year and its legal. Why are people so upset? Was it not his right to choose, so why are we not hearing the pro-choice people defending his right to kill. Are they upset in the manner this was carried out. Yes, I see how that can be upsetting, but no one actually saw it happen except the one doing the killing.
    Oh,what will the Lord say about those so willing to stand up for an animal and so willing to have their unborn brother or sister slaughtered? What would be your defense I wonder.
    Its a topsy turvy world we live in.

  2. Father Mark Dumont writes from Westminster Abbey in Mission:

    Apparently there are two rallies being called to protest the treatment of the huskies this weekend, in Whistler and Vanoouver.

    By the way, Eric Nicol, 91, died this Wednesday in Vancouver. For almost
    40 years he was a columnist of The Province. Usually he wrote a humorous
    column. Towards the end of his career he wrote an article on abortion
    which was very much pro-life. I congratulated him by letter, even though
    he got some brickbats in the Letters to the Editor. He sent me a
    gracious typewritten letter in reply. His second wife, Mary Razzell,
    was a Catholic and I met her at least once at Immaculate Conception
    Parish in Dunbar, where a memorial Mass will be held for Eric on Sunday
    Feb. 6th at 3:00 pm. He was not a Catholic but was catholic in his

    May he rest in peace.

    Father Mark, OSB


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