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Local musher and veterinarian to Robert Fawcett sentencing

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Sled dogs rest at a kennel operated by Outdoor Adventures near Whistler, BC, on Feb. 5, 2011. (Darryl Dyck/Canadian Press)

The former operator of a Whistler sled dog company will spend 3 years on probation. Robert Fawcett must also pay a 15 hundred dollar fine. Fawcett pleaded guilty of causing unnecessary pain and suffering to nine sled dogs. They were killed as part of a cull of many other dogs.

For her reaction to this ongoing story, Rebecca spoke with Dr. Pam Barker. She's a veterinarian and musher in 100 Mile House. She was also a member of BC's Sled Dog Working Group. It developed the province's sled dog code of practice, released earlier this year.

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