CEO of company that caters Mariners games seen beating dog

CEO of company that caters Mariners games seen beating dog »Play Video
Video from an elevator shows Desmond Hague kicking a dog.
SEATTLE -- There's international outrage this week after the CEO of the company that provides food and catering at Mariners games was caught on camera abusing a dog.

The incident was recorded by an elevator camera at an apartment building in Vancouver, Canada.

The video, which was originally aired on Global News in Canada, shows Desmond Hague kicking a dog and yanking on its collar. Hague, the CEO of Centerplate Inc., admits he's the man on the controversial video.

Centerplate is the exclusive food, beverage and hospitality provider at Safeco field. Officials from the Connecticut-based company responded to the incident in a statement.

"Centerplate does not condone the mistreatment of animals by any of its employees. Mr. Hague has agreed to attend counseling to address his anger management issues and has publicly expressed he is deeply ashamed and remorseful for his behavior. He has apologized to everyone directly involved as well as to the company's clients and employees, and has pledged a significant, personal multi-year financial commitment to help support the protection and safety of animals," the statement reads.

The Mariners also responded, saying they are aware of the video and have told Hague his behavior is "inexcusable."

"Although we are extremely disappointed in Mr. Hague's actions, we do not believe that this incident represents the corporate philosophy of Centerplate and we do not believe this should affect our long and successful relationship with the corporation. We will leave it to Centerplate to pursue any disciplinary action they determine is appropriate," the team said in a statement.

Some fans attending Tuesday's Mariners game said the team should no longer do business with Centerplate.

"There's so much competition, go with a different company," one fan said.