Accused animal abuser apologizes, agrees to take anger management counselling

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Accused animal abuser apologizes, agrees to take anger management counselling

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.

(Photo courtesy Global News)


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    • This is truly a crime. I hope that this dog has been taken away from him immediately so he can no longer abuse this animal. I hope the ASPCA- Peta- Friends of Animals stepped up and in . Please put the pressure on people, we need to be the voice of the many animals that go abused.
      Can you imagine what happens when they are alone. I do hope this dog is in ASPCA custody if not it should be done immediately. There are plenty of good people that would love to have that dog. MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD!!!!!!!

  1. As I tried to post yesterday , but had the network tell me that I posted to fast , there fore my message was erased . You kick the pupies ass , but may be some one should kick your ass .