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ALERT: Save Iditarod dogs from horrific cruelty

From: [email protected]
March 2013

Please send protest emails and forward this alert widely.

From the Sled Dog Action Coalition, http://www.helpsleddogs.org/a>

Sled dog puppies may die in the Iditarod or during training.

Contact Iditarod Sponsors and Promoters

Contact information, blocks of email addresses and sample letter are below.

Please help end the horrific treatment of dogs by sending protest emails to organizations that support the Iditarod. Six dogs died in the 2009 race, including two dogs on Dr. Lou Packer's team who froze to death in the brutally cold winds. What happens to the dogs during the Iditarod includes death, paralysis, frostbite (where it hurts the most!), bleeding ulcers, bloody diarrhea, lung damage, pneumonia, ruptured discs, viral diseases, broken bones, torn muscles and tendons and sprains.

During training runs, Iditarod dogs have been killed by moose, snowmachines, and various motor vehicles, including a semi tractor and an ATV. They have died from drowning, heart attacks and being strangled in harnesses. Dogs have also been injured while training. They have been gashed, quilled by porcupines, bitten in dog fights, and had broken bones, and torn muscles and tendons. Most dog deaths and injuries during training aren't even reported.

Dog beatings and whippings are common. During the 2007 Iditarod, eyewitnesses reported that musher Ramy Brooks kicked, punched and beat his dogs with a ski pole and a chain. Jim Welch says in his book Speed Mushing Manual, "A training device such as a whip is not cruel at all but is effective." He also said, "It is a common training device in use among dog mushers..."

Iditarod dog kennels are puppy mills. Mushers breed large numbers of dogs and routinely kill unwanted ones, including puppies. Many dogs who are permanently disabled in the Iditarod, or who are unwanted for any reason, are killed with a shot to the head, dragged, drowned or clubbed to death.

Most Internet service providers allow people to send up to 40 email addresses at a time. For your convenience, the addresses have been divided into groups of 40. Please email the first group first. Individual email addresses are given under the sample letter. The groups contain addresses for the 2010 Iditarod sponsors, promoters, and musher sponsors. Email blocks with semicolons and commas are on http://www.helpsleddogs.org/sponsors.htm.

People and organizations who support the lditarod may deny it or give misleading statements about their involvement. The Sled Dog Action Coalition has documentation to prove what it says and will provide it upon request.

BLOCK ONE OF FIVE:

[email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]

BLOCK TWO OF FIVE:

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BLOCK THREE OF FIVE:

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BLOCK FOUR OF FIVE:

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BLOCK FIVE OF FIVE:

[email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]

SAMPLE LETTER (Please personalize)

Dear Iditarod Supporter:

For the dogs, the Iditarod dog sled race is a bottomless pit of suffering. Please end your organization's support of this event. Six dogs died in the 2009 Iditarod, including two dogs on Dr. Lou Packer's team who froze to death in the brutally cold winds. What happens to the dogs during the Iditarod includes death, paralysis, frostbite (where it hurts the most!), bleeding ulcers, bloody diarrhea, lung damage, pneumonia, ruptured discs, viral diseases, broken bones, torn muscles and tendons and sprains. For more facts, visit the Sled Dog Action Coalition website, http://www.helpsleddogs.org.

During training runs, Iditarod dogs have been killed by moose, snowmachines, and various motor vehicles, including a semi tractor and an ATV. They have died from drowning, heart attacks and being strangled in harnesses. Dogs have also been injured while training. They have been gashed, quilled by porcupines, bitten in dog fights, and had broken bones, and torn muscles and tendons. Most dog deaths and injuries during training aren't even reported.

Dog beatings and whippings are common. During the 2007 Iditarod, eyewitnesses reported that musher Ramy Brooks kicked, punched and beat his dogs with a ski pole and a chain. Jim Welch says in his book Speed Mushing Manual, "Nagging a dog team is cruel and ineffective...A training device such as a whip is not cruel at all but is effective." He also said, "It is a common training device in use among dog mushers..."

Iditarod dog kennels are puppy mills. Mushers breed large numbers of dogs and routinely kill unwanted ones, including puppies. Many dogs who are permanently disabled in the Iditarod, or who are unwanted for any reason, including those who have outlived their usefulness, are killed with a shot to the head, dragged, drowned or clubbed to death. "Dogs are clubbed with baseball bats and if they don't pull are dragged to death in harnesses....." wrote former Iditarod dog handler Mike Cranford in an article for Alaska's Bush Blade Newspaper.

Jon Saraceno wrote in his March 3, 2000 column in USA Today, "He [Colonel Tom Classen] confirmed dog beatings and far worse. Like starving dogs to maintain their most advantageous racing weight. Skinning them to make mittens. Or dragging them to their death."

During the race, veterinarians do not give the dogs physical exams at every checkpoint. Mushers speed through many checkpoints, so the dogs get the briefest visual checks, if that. Instead of pulling sick dogs from the race, veterinarians frequently give them massive doses of antibiotics to keep them running.

Please end your organization's association with this horrific race.

Sincerely...

IDITAROD RACE SPONSORS:

Chrysler Group LLC Emails: [email protected], [email protected]
Coca-Cola - Odom Corporation Emails: [email protected], [email protected]
Millennium & Copthorne Hotels Emails: [email protected], [email protected]
Wells Fargo & Company Emails: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]
Kroger Company (Fred Meyer Stores) Email: [email protected]
Exxon Mobil Corporation Emails: [email protected], [email protected]
Anchorage Daily News (Mc Clatchy Company) Emails: [email protected], [email protected]
Providence Health System Email: [email protected]
Alaska Airlines (Alaska Air Group) Emails: [email protected], [email protected]
Peninsula Airways, Inc. (Pen Air) Email: [email protected]
Trimble Navigation Limited Email: [email protected]
K & L Distributors, Inc. (AB-Inbev distributor) Emails: [email protected], [email protected]
Alaska Brewing Company Email: [email protected]
The City of Anchorage Email: [email protected]
The City of Nome Email: [email protected]
5th Avenue Mall (Simon Property Group) Email: [email protected]
Horizon Lines Email: [email protected]
City of Wasilla Email: [email protected]
General Communication, Inc. (GCI) Email: [email protected]
Crowley Maritime Corporation Email: [email protected]
Anton/Bauer, Inc. (Vitec Group) Email: [email protected]
Anchorage Municipal Light and Power Email: [email protected]
Alcan Signs Email:[email protected]
Alaska Serigraphics Email: [email protected]
Electrochem Commercial Power (Greatbatch, Ltd.) Email: [email protected]
IonEarth Email: [email protected]
Iridium Email: [email protected]
Roadpost Email: [email protected]
Northern Air Cargo Email: [email protected]
LifeMed Alaska Email: [email protected]
WorkSafe, Inc. Email: [email protected]
Alaska Toy Rental Email: [email protected]

IDITAROD RACE PROMOTERS:

Target Corporation Target Corporation E-mails: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]
Harcourt School Publishers Emails: [email protected], [email protected]
Carnival Corporation Email: [email protected]
Discovery Network (Discovery Communications) Emails: [email protected], [email protected]
Scholastic Corporation Email: [email protected]
Chicago Park District Email: [email protected]
Lance Armstrong Foundation Email: [email protected]
Nike Email: [email protected]
All Things Considered (National Public Radio) Email: [email protected]
Toronto International Film Festival Email: [email protected]
Nick.com Email: [email protected]
Outside Magazine Email: [email protected]
Jackson-Madison County Library - National Endowment for the Arts Emails: [email protected], [email protected]
National Science Foundation Digital Library Email: [email protected]
Cleveland Museum of Natural History Email: [email protected]
Robert Tuchman, author Email: [email protected]
Riverview Counseling Center Email: [email protected]
Education World (EDmin) Email: [email protected]
Regent Seven Seas Cruises Email: [email protected]
REI and Boulder Digital Arts Spirit of the Outdoors Film Festival Emails: [email protected], [email protected]
Kaukauna Area School District Email: [email protected]
Montana State Reading Council Email: [email protected]
Schade Vineyard & Winery Email: [email protected]
Des Plaines Park District Email: [email protected]
AAA of Arizona Email: [email protected]
Auto Show with Greg Damon Email: [email protected]
Catawba County Schools Email: [email protected]
Angels Program Email: [email protected]
Natrona Country School District Email: [email protected]
McMurry Foundation Email: [email protected]
Humane Society of Central Oregon Email: [email protected]
Northfield Community Elementary School Email: [email protected]
Columbus Torah Academy Email: [email protected]
Sylmar Dogwear Email: [email protected]
Calvary Baptist Church Email: [email protected]
Diabetes Exercise and Sports Association Email: [email protected]
DOXA Documentary Film Festival Email: [email protected]
National Education Association Emails: [email protected], [email protected]
Atlas Cruises & Tours Email: [email protected]
Exploritas (Elderhostel) Email: [email protected]
Forest Preserve District of Will County Email: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]
West Virginia Wesleyan College (Library Services) Email: [email protected]
Upshur County Schools Email: [email protected]
Seward County Community College Email: [email protected]
Liberal Memorial Library Email: [email protected]
William Byrd Middle School Email: [email protected]
Abercrombie & Kent Email: [email protected]
Stefanie Michaels (Adventure Girl) Email: [email protected]
Oregon Head Start Association Email: [email protected]
Royal Caribbean Cruises Email: [email protected], [email protected]
WWIDEA Email: [email protected]
MUSHER SPONSORS:
U.S. Census Bureau Email: [email protected]
United States Coast Guard Email: [email protected]
Clarion Suites and Comfort Inn (Choice Hotels International) Emails: [email protected], [email protected]
Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Emails: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]
Cabelas Emails: [email protected], [email protected]
Hawthorne Suites (Wyndham Hotel Group) Email: [email protected]
Harley-Davidson, Inc. Email: [email protected]
Jiffy Lube International, Inc. (Shell Oil Company) Email: [email protected], [email protected]
Blockbuster Video Email: [email protected]
McDonalds Restaurants (McDonald Corporation) Email: [email protected]
Taco Bell (Yum! Brands, Inc.) Email: [email protected]
Batteries Plus Email: [email protected]
Oomingmak Email: [email protected]
Kaladi Brothers Coffee Company Email: [email protected]
Inlet Tower Hotel & Suites Email: [email protected]
Colorado Altitude Training Email: [email protected]
J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc. Email: [email protected]
Western Products (Aurora Capital Group) Emails: [email protected], [email protected]
Macgellan.com Email: [email protected]
Eagle Pack (WellPet) Email: [email protected]
FogTech (Motosolutions) Email: [email protected]
Redpaw Feed Email: [email protected]
Lynden Incorporated Email: [email protected]
General Physics Corp. (GP General Strategies Corp.) Email: [email protected]
National Lake Rescue Institute Email: [email protected]
Trabits Group, LLC P.O. Email: [email protected]
Trapper Creek Smoking Company Email: [email protected]
Canada Goose Email: [email protected]
The Eldorado Hotel Email: [email protected]
Janssen Funeral Homes, Inc. Email: [email protected]
Great River Journey Inc. Email: [email protected]
Queo Media Email: [email protected]
MTA Email: [email protected]
Usibelli Coal Mine Email: [email protected]
Udelhoven Companies Email: [email protected]
Kenai River Seafoods Email: [email protected]
Horizon Lines, Inc. Email: [email protected]
Grabber Hand Warmers Email: [email protected], [email protected]
Wiggy's Outdoor Gear Email: [email protected]
Jamaica Tourist Bureau Emails: [email protected], [email protected]
Caribou Creek Dog Food Email: [email protected]
Blackwood Pet Foods Email: [email protected]
Senator Dan Kotowski Email: [email protected]
Wedgewood Resort (Fountainhead Hotels) Email: [email protected]
Chukka Caribbean Adventures Emails: [email protected], [email protected]
West Jet Vacations (West Jet) Email: [email protected]
Alaska Zoo Email: [email protected]
Annamaet Pet Food Email: [email protected]
Chempetitive Group Email: [email protected]
Invicta Law Group, PLLC Email: [email protected]
Striker Securities, Inc. Email: [email protected]
Topnotch Resort & Spa Email: [email protected]
Loki Gear Email: [email protected]
Archie McPhee Email:[email protected]
Energi Tea ( Freed Teller & Freeds) E-mail: [email protected]
Ocean Beauty Seafoods, Inc. Email: [email protected]
Hawk Pointe Golf Course Email: [email protected]
Pacific Tugboat Service Email: [email protected]
Neos Overshoe Email: [email protected]
Go Athletic Apparel Email: [email protected]
Todd Communications Email: [email protected]
Grasso Glass & Stone Email: [email protected]
Point 6 Socks Email: [email protected]
Red Ledge Email:[email protected]
Equine Direct (Minnetonka Laboratories) Email: [email protected]
1st Security Bank of Deer Lodge Email: [email protected]
Krokodil Email: [email protected]
Foresight Multi-Media Email: [email protected]
Bradley Reid & Associates Email: [email protected]
Darn Tough Email: [email protected]
TiGenix Email: [email protected]
Activeion Email: [email protected]
Fresh Catch Ltd Email: [email protected]
Baffin, Inc. Email: [email protected]
Brander Recruitment Email: [email protected]
Aberdeen Snow Sports Centre Email: [email protected]
Tunnocks Tea Cakes Email:[email protected]
Reichenbach Spezialmaschinenbau Email: [email protected]
Circles Email: [email protected]
41 Clubs Belgium Email: [email protected]
GoNorth Travel Center Email: [email protected]
Plaidfish Communications Email: [email protected]
Spenard Builders Email: [email protected]
K9 Hydrotherapy Centre Email: [email protected]
Ten Squared Racing Email: [email protected]
Wild Things Email: [email protected]
Diamond M Ranch Resort Email: [email protected]
Petro Marine Services Email: [email protected]
Big G Electric & Engineering, Inc. Email: [email protected]
Advanced Pain Centers of Alaska Email: [email protected]
Adventures in Alaska RV Rentals Email: [email protected]
Jeff Schultz Photography, Inc. Email: [email protected]
Yukon Zinc Corp. Email: [email protected]
Eldorado Logwork & Construction Email: [email protected]
Zolfe Email: [email protected]
Federal Premium Ammunition Email: [email protected]
Alaska Direct Bus Line Email: [email protected]
Holy Cross Email: [email protected] 

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