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February 23, 2020 - Vancouver Sun

Animal activists call on Canada to end commercial dog sledding

Animal activists call on Canada to end commercial dog sledding
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Animal rights activists who are calling on Canada to legislate an end to commercial dogsledding are staging more protests this weekend.

Fifteen activists were arrested at a dog sled protest in Alberta in November.

Demonstrations were being held Saturday in seven provinces, including Whistler in B.C., according to a news release from Direct Action Everywhere.

The protesters say they are concerned that financial gain is put ahead of the dogs’ health, and that dogs shouldn’t be forced to pull humans for entertainment and profit.

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