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  • Biji
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    Originally posted by Pru View Post
    I didn't read that; just the one article above, and found the story too upsetting to read more about. But if that's the case... that's pretty crazy. Is the man missing some screws, perhaps?

    The 3rd & 4th paragraphs from the Toronto Sun read:
    "A bear had eaten Lavoie's food and destroyed his boat in mid-July, leaving him alone with the dog.

    A few days after the bear attack, the person who spoke to QMI on condition of anonymity said Lavoie used a rock to kill his dog before eating the pet."

    Loose screws? Perhaps. An attempt to make the short list for a Darwin Award? Who knows. Card-carrying member of the bizarro-world's PETA Organization (People Eating Tasty Animals)?

    Gleaned from the same article, I would like to read some of survival expert Andre Francois Bourbeau's research on "hundreds of similar stories, some of which include cannibalism," if only to get the names of people whose company should be avoided when planning a trip into the bush.

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  • Pru
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    Originally posted by Biji View Post
    Had this character butchered his dog after two or three months I might understand; three or four days after stupidly losing his food and boat is pathetic.
    I didn't read that; just the one article above, and found the story too upsetting to read more about. But if that's the case... that's pretty crazy. Is the man missing some screws, perhaps?

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  • Biji
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    I'm with Crepuscular, billandjudy, and judging from the "poll" many others...



    In "To Build a Fire" the dog had more common sense than "the Man." In this story evidently the dog had trust in his "master," and came to a sad, sorry end.

    Had this character butchered his dog after two or three months I might understand; three or four days after stupidly losing his food and boat is pathetic.

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  • billandjudy
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    Answer to poll.... No....F'n....Way

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  • Crepuscular
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    wanders in to thread, states obvious opinion with avatar photo, wanders out

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  • Pru
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    Originally posted by Makwa View Post
    There is a poll at the end of the article. Results so far...

    Would you kill and eat your dog in order to survive?
    325 votes
    33% yes
    67% no
    That poll is laughable. It's not possible to know the answer to that question until faced with a situation where it's about survival and starvation.

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  • CoreyD
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    Originally posted by Charlene
    Your post is elegantly and touchingly stated, and this line the most so. Nice to read. Thank you for it.

    And I'm glad you didn't read the story. It is upsetting. Don't waste your time on it. Unlike the gentle Pru, it is hard for me to whomp up much sympathy for this guy. Maybe it's just a "Canadian" thing for those of us of a certain vintage and heritage, but you ignore the gnarly old Cree dude at your own peril. And then some.

    All dogs go to heaven. Their owners? Not so much...
    I couldn't agree more. It irked me a little when the article statesd that he stayed alive because he made "good decisions." Mmmmhh what about the decision to go in there DESPITE all warnings. Here I go nuts when I run into a party of four hikers who share ONE (!!!) headlamp in the ADKs!

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  • Azimuth
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    To build a fire.

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  • ADKJack
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    It appears to me that there are a lot of flaws, ommisions and assumptions in the reporting. Too many unanswered questions and if the guy survives his upcoming book will certainly not divulge much in the way of fact. I mean really a bear ate my boat
    Anyway another person seems to pass the Darwin test.
    As a dog owner, 2 rescues, and lover I do take a different look at the killing of an animal in a situation similar to what might have happened. Last year my sheperd huskie companion of twelve years had reached a point in which there was no medical return. Animals and dog especially become keen to this and stop eating as was the case with my Luke. Starvation is a slow, hideous and painful death and I cared enough for the dog not to make him endure that and we had him put down as my wife and I held him.
    I know as a domesticated animal my dogs are dependent on me to feed them and would most likely starve in the wilderness if I saw that was the case and he was in pain with no hope I would hopefully do the humane thing. However I honestly do not know if I could eat him, let's hope I never have to take that test.

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  • Makwa
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    Another article on the topic:

    http://survival.outdoorlife.com/blog...t-would-you-do

    There is a poll at the end of the article. Results so far...

    Would you kill and eat your dog in order to survive?
    325 votes
    33% yes
    67% no

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  • Skimorebumps
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    Originally posted by LI_Hiker View Post

    I would sooner curl up and die together with him.
    Have you been starving to death and actually know

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  • Bunchberry
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    When I look at my German Shepherd I see my son. I mean we adopted him and love him. He loves me so much. He lights up and get so excited when I come home. He is so devoted to me.

    We give him a Christmas present every year and he prances around the house like a kid. Hell the kids were never as happy at Christmas. It is the hightlight of the whole season for me. Besides going to mass it is the only part of the season I like.

    I could never bash him over the head with a rock and eat him. My personna could never stand up to so much betrayal.

    I would sooner curl up and die together with him. Or maybe I would set him free some how - like loose him so maybe he could find some game or something.

    I did not read the whole thing because it is so upsetting...

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  • Pru
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    Originally posted by Charlene
    For the dog, yeah. No argument here. Poor mutt didn't get much of a say in the matter, did it? His owner, on the other hand...

    So here we are again, with yet another case of someone ignoring (for reasons known only unto himself) the good advice and wisdom of the local people who know the area far better than he did... and the all too common results we see when someone does so. Oh well. At least he can recover in hospital on the tax payer's dime.
    Shrug. Suffering is suffering, ignorance (or stupidity) notwithstanding. Poor dog is right though. Just an awful story all around.

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  • Neil
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    Lot's more here.
    http://www.myccr.com/phpbbforum/view...p?f=16&t=42112

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  • ChrisCNY
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    As a German Shepherd lover, that's tough to read. Glad he made it though.

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