Stop the Iditarod
Action Alert from All-Creatures.org

FROM

Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF)
February 2014

ACTION

Iditarod dog raceSince the race began more than forty years ago, more than 140 dogs have died during the event -- from heart attacks, pneumonia, muscle deterioration, dehydration, diarrhea, and spine injuries. They are impaled on sleds, drowned, or accidentally strangled.

Tell Iditarod SPONSORS to withdraw their support.

For more, read Cruel Iditarod Training.

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INFORMATION / TALKING POINTS

Animals will be harmed during the 2014 Iditarod, this is a fact. Teams of dogs will be forced to pull a sled over a thousand miles across the Alaska wilderness, often running at a grueling pace of up to one hundred miles per day for seven to ten straight days.

Injured or "dropped" dogs may not receive shelter, unless for medical treatment, and must be put back outside once treatment is completed.

Furthermore, dropped dogs are left alone at checkpoints on a chain with four pounds of dog food. Dropped dogs -- and all participating dogs -- remain tethered at all times. Dogs receive one mandatory 24 hour resting period and additional shorter periods for rest -- but the event relies upon the honor system, and it's up to the musher to rest for the entire period.

Since the race began more than forty years ago, more than 140 dogs have died during the event -- from heart attacks, pneumonia, muscle deterioration, dehydration, diarrhea, and spine injuries. They are impaled on sleds, drowned, or accidentally strangled.


Thank you for everything you do for animals!


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