Is Centerplate CEO Desmond Hague the worst man in the entire world? Speaking objectively, I suppose he isn't, but based on the camera footage of him abusing the crap out of a scared dog, I'm going to go ahead and issue him the title of "Completely Despicable Excuse for a Human Being."
Ten days ago, surveillance video emerged of Hague in a Vancouver hotel elevator with Sade, a 1-year-old Doberman Pinscher. In the footage, Hague is seen repeatedly kicking Sade as she cowers, and yanking her leash hard enough to lift her off the floor. Public backlash was swift, with a Change.org petition asking for Hague to be fired from Centerplate, a food vendor company who has contracts with many sports and entertainment venues in Canada, North America, and the UK.
After days of Centerplate trying to do damage control over their CEO's actions, continued public criticism brought today's announcement -- which is a huge win for animal lovers everywhere.