Tomorrow marks the 6-year-anniversary of the Whistler sled dog massacre. Over 2 days - April 21 + 23, 2010 the mass killings took place and opened up a lot of eyes to an incredibly inhumane industry.
We all have a voice to help those who we believe need it... and I'm speaking up for sled dogs.
This book is my voice... my labour of love...
With over 350 full-colour photographs in 300 pages and encompassing the last 5 years of my life... the first draft is at the printers now. When the final copy is out, 100% of the proceeds will be donated back to helping sled dogs and their journey into retirement. Why? For their entire working lives, people have made a living off their backs - used them until they were no longer useful. They sold their images of working life for profit and gain and that's not something I can be a part of, nor want to be a part of. But if I can advocate for them through my photography and somehow help retired 'sleddies' assist other 'sleddies' into retirement, then that would be just the best.
These dogs and their adopters, rescuers and supporters have inspired me in so many ways. I'm in awe of what's been accomplished by this incredibly strong, loving, compassionate group of people. The time, the sacrifice the patience.... the laughter, the tears, the drained bank accounts and the endless talk about poop... it's been quite a journey!