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From 25 October 2008 Issue
Tell Tom Brokaw to end his support for the barbaric Iditarod
From the Sled Dog Action Coalition, http://www.helpsleddogs.org
Tell Tom Brokaw to end his support for the barbaric Iditarod: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6872152/
Several of Susan Butcher's dogs died in the Iditarod in her effort to gain fame and fortune. One of the dogs used by Butcher in the 1994 Iditarod died from exertional myopathy, otherwise known as "sudden death syndrome." Another dog used by her dropped dead in 1987 from internal hemorrhaging. Several were injured and killed by moose. People who love their dogs don't make them run in the Iditarod.
Susan Butcher forced her dogs to live on five foot chains when they weren't hauling people around.
For information about the cruelties of the Iditarod and chaining, go to the Sled Dog Action Coalition website, http://www.helpsleddogs.org
He cannot speak for himself but you can. This dog's picture was taken at the kennel of a leading musher
A dog chained to his exercise wheel may have trouble getting into his shelter
Dogs on short tethers before the race starts
Pictures credit to http://www.helpsleddogs.org/
Staff: Sled Dog Action Coalition: http://www.helpsleddogs.org
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