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Multimillionaire CEO of Centreplate caught beating defenceless puppy (VIDEO)


A MULTIMILLIONAIRE sports catering CEO has been caught on tape abusing and beating a defenceless puppy.

Des Hague was in the elevator of a Vancouver apartment building when he repeatedly kicked the terrified Doberman in the stomach as the terrified dog cowered against the wall.

The sickening surveillance video shows Hague yanking hard on the dog’s leash, pulling it up sharply around its neck, causing the animal to choke.

Hague is the head of Centerplate, a $6 billion-dollar company which provides snacks at sports and entertainment arenas — including the New Orleans Superdome and Levi’s Stadium in San Francisco — across the US.

The vicious attack on the puppy, which belonged to a friend of Hague’s, has led to calls for venues to boycott the company, which has fined and reprimanded the CEO.

Centerplate released a statement which read: “In no way do we condone the mistreatment of animals. This is a personal matter involving our CEO that we are currently investigating.”
The company said Mr Hague had agreed to undergo anger management therapy. He has also agreed to donate $100,000 to an animal protection shelter.


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given a fair chance i think

given a fair chance i think the guy would do the same thing to a kid or his wife. people like that are preprogrammed abusers. it doesnt matter wha it is as long as they're getting their jollies abusing something.
imagine how this ahole treats his employees?

You are right.

I have seen it.

OMG. I am sick. I wish I

OMG. I am sick. I wish I had been in that elevator.

If you walk blindly through life, you will run into a lot of walls.

If you had been there, he probqably wouldn't have done it.

It seems that the worst abuse of that sort is not done in public.

This blows my mind

Many moons ago I used to work in the hq for corporate operations, back then called "Volume Services" when the company was part of a larger concept in Spartanburg. My old boss, PR Chief Wayne Tolleson and former owner Jerry Richardson are probably mortified re: this video. I sure feel sorry for Wayne this morning but I'm glad I'm not there having to deflect all the fallout! Back in early 90's, Flagstar (the parent company) even had "bring your pet to work day" (complete with elevator) so this new ceo dude is waaay off the mark concerning any of the "real people/pet owners" at Centerplate.

Freedom is not: doing everything you want to.
Freedom is: not having to do what you don't want to do.
~ Joyce Meyer

Michael Nystrom's picture

Sociopathic behavior

This is not a "minor frustration" that he's taking out, as he's quoted as saying in the article. This is sociopathic behavior. Martha Stout says 4% of the population are sociopaths:


Who is the devil you know?

Is it your lying, cheating ex-husband?
Your sadistic high school gym teacher?
Your boss who loves to humiliate people in meetings?
The colleague who stole your idea and passed it off as her own?

In the pages of The Sociopath Next Door, you will realize that your ex was not just misunderstood. He’s a sociopath. And your boss, teacher, and colleague? They may be sociopaths too.

We are accustomed to think of sociopaths as violent criminals, but in The Sociopath Next Door, Harvard psychologist Martha Stout reveals that a shocking 4 percent of ordinary people—one in twenty-five—has an often undetected mental disorder, the chief symptom of which is that that person possesses no conscience. He or she has no ability whatsoever to feel shame, guilt, or remorse. One in twenty-five everyday Americans, therefore, is secretly a sociopath. They could be your colleague, your neighbor, even family. And they can do literally anything at all and feel absolutely no guilt.

How do we recognize the remorseless? One of their chief characteristics is a kind of glow or charisma that makes sociopaths more charming or interesting than the other people around them. They’re more spontaneous, more intense, more complex, or even sexier than everyone else, making them tricky to identify and leaving us easily seduced. Fundamentally, sociopaths are different because they cannot love. Sociopaths learn early on to show sham emotion, but underneath they are indifferent to others’ suffering. They live to dominate and thrill to win.

The fact is, we all almost certainly know at least one or more sociopaths already. Part of the urgency in reading The Sociopath Next Door is the moment when we suddenly recognize that someone we know—someone we worked for, or were involved with, or voted for—is a sociopath. But what do we do with that knowledge? To arm us against the sociopath, Dr. Stout teaches us to question authority, suspect flattery, and beware the pity play. Above all, she writes, when a sociopath is beckoning, do not join the game.

It is the ruthless versus the rest of us, and The Sociopath Next Door will show you how to recognize and defeat the devil you know.


To be mean is never excusable, but there is some merit in knowing that one is; the most irreparable of vices is to do evil out of stupidity. - C.B.

Interesting segment, thanks...

looks like a worthwhile read.

The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.
Friedrich Nietzsche

DJP333's picture

I would say its psychotic behavior

Guess what the #1 job that attracts psychopaths? CEO. And people wonder what is wrong with America these days. Its the leadership! We are led by psychopaths and sociopaths that do anything and everything to get to the top.


I would just like to add, I am in the "least likely to have psychopaths" profession.

"It’s not pessimistic, brother, because this is the blues. We are blues people. The blues aren’t pessimistic. We’re prisoners of hope but we tell the truth and the truth is dark. That’s different." ~CW

where are politicians?

I see they have "lawyer" and "civil servant," and most politicians are one of these. Still, I can't help but wonder if this list has been made, ahem, politically correct.

Also interesting is "surgeon." I guess it helps if you can view people as pieces of meat.

And "chef." Hmmmmm. My girlfriend knows a lot of chefs, and she says many of them are arrogant assholes. This sort of helps to explain that fact.

“Although it was the middle of winter, I finally realized that, within me, summer was inextinguishable.” — Albert Camus

"suspect flattery"

This is probably one of the most important. Sociopathic Bullies are only nice to someone they can use as a stepping stone to increase their sadistic power and dominance over others.

If I disappear from a discussion please forgive me. My 24-7 business requires me to split mid-sentence to serve them. I am not ducking out, I will be back later to catch up.


How many CEOs are sociopaths? More than in any other occupation.

No train to Stockholm.

What an a$$hat. As if his

What an a$$hat. As if his actions weren't despicable enough, he apologizes to everyone except his friend (and the dog). And he isn't sorry for anything except getting caught...bull$hit apology.

"Villains wear many masks, but none as dangerous as the mask of virtue." - Washington Irvin