While some may think that’s the case, Peter Fricker with the Vancouver Humane Society says there are more people who are genuinely concerned with animal rights.
“I think that has to do with the changing position of dogs and other domestic animals in terms of their relationship with humans. Many years ago, dogs were left outside in the dog house, now they are part of families and I think that is a trend that is going to continue.”
His comments come in light of the tragic death of six dogs who died of heat stroke while in the care of dog walker, Emma Paulsen.
While no charges have been laid, Paulsen is paying the price.
The owner of the horse stable where Emma Paulsen rode is refusing to let her come back.
Former owners of the horse Paulsen bought have reclaimed the horse, saying they wanted to get to it before the SPCA did.