Agreed. The man would have been potentially homeless/jobless had he to relocate? Would he have been able to provide for his dogs then? It's not as easy as just moving. And then how difficult would it have been to rehome numerous working huskies into pet homes, I'm guessing sled racers looking for more dogs would be a lot lower than the already few pet home available to rescue dogs? It is of course, undesirable and totally for the benefit of humans, but I couldn't see another viable option in this case.