After a public firestorm surrounding the CEO of a food services provider being caught on tape allegedly abusing a dog in a downtown Vancouver elevator, the company says it’s launched an internal review.
In a statement to CKNW, New York-based Centerplate says its CEO, Des Hague, has apologized to the company’s clients and employees and has pledged a “significant, personal, multi-year financial commitment to help support the protection and safety of animals.”
Centerplate says Hague has also agreed to attend counseling to address his anger management issues.
The disturbing video surfaced last week showing the food executive allegedly kicking a Doberman puppy and yanking it up by its leash.
The BC SPCA is recommending animal cruelty charges, but none has yet been approved.
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