Mayor's actions leave sled dog critics incensed

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) Critics of a dog sled operation are upset after the mayor of Snowmass Village refused to allow them to speak during the public agenda portion of Monday's Town Council meeting.

Mayor Bill Boineau said he wanted to be able to review the results of an investigation by the District Attorney's Office before allowing further debate.

According to the Aspen Daily News, authorities seized eight dogs from the Krabloonik facility on Thursday, saying they were in poor physical condition.

Activists say the sled dogs at the Snowmass Village kennel are sometimes chained up for the entire seven-month off-season, when they're not pulling sleds. They also say the animals have been beaten.

Owner Dan MacEachen has declined to comment, but his supporters say the complaints are political.


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