Originally Posted by Tundra_Queen
but I can't understand why the engineer wouldn't stop the train and have a brakeman go and shoo the dogs off the tracks instead of just running them over! I'm hoping it is just a untrue rumur.
Do you know how hard it is for a train to stop. It takes a very long time..it just does not stop like a car. When I worked as a Animal Protection Officer, I used to get calls for dogs hit by trains. It is sad, but don't blame the train conducter, blame the irrsponible pet owner who lets his dogs run at large.
As for the OSPCA...no comment. I could say a bunch of negative comments about them, but will refrain from doing so.