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Apology in order

Dear Editor:

Like many animal lovers here in the valley, I’ve kept up with the local reports surrounding the Krabloonik sled-dog operation (“Krabloonik, dog advocates still working on truce,” Nov. 4).

At first I read the articles in shock and disbelief, especially the full page ad run in late August stating that conditions at Krabloonik were “cruel, inhumane, unacceptable and unequivocal.” However, it seems as though each successive article run after that ad has carried a similar theme, namely that Dan MacEachen was calmly cooperative in addressing the minor violations at his facility and that the dogs there are healthy. Independent veterinarians have confirmed the health of the dog population; there is no argument in that regard. Yet the inflammatory websites beat on and their demands to go above and beyond state standards continue to pepper the papers.

Voices of Krabloonik, Lee Ann, Bill … thank you for your work, but you’ve had your say, conditions have improved, and Krabloonik operations have been changed with almost zero resistance. Is it sled-dog heaven? Probably not, but you don’t bear the burden of the business. Is it better? Decidedly yes. Now, let’s see a positive, full-page “thank you, we apologize” ad directed at Dan to balance the unfair media treatment he has received at your direction. The dogs would be proud that you stepped up.

Richard Keilman

Basalt


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