Monday, September 16, 2019

Officially-sanctioned dog abuse extends beyond Wisconsin's woods

Readers of this blog know that I document Wisconsin's officially sanctioned dog abuse through a state payment program which generously has compensated hundreds of hounders - - even scofflaws and repeated program participants - - who release their dogs into fatal encounters known wolf territory.

I was reminded of that when I read this story today reaffirming that dogs are not necessarily everyone's best friend.

U.S. officials knew bomb-sniffing dogs were dying from neglect in Jordan. They sent more.
In just the last six weeks, 20 hounds in Wisconsin have met these violent deaths, with each owner eligible for a $2,500 payment. And since the program began in 1985, more than 350 hunting hounds have been sacrificed this way. 

Several of the recent Wisconsin depredated through owner disregard have been Plott hounds, perhaps looking like this one.

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