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Dog Killed in Iditarod

Written by PETA | March 12, 2016

Tragedy struck the Iditarod when a snowmobiler killed a dog named Nash and injured three other dogs and a musher.

Huskies Pulling Sled© iStock.com/Jonwick

But dogs suffer every year in this cruel race—and just since 2004, at least 27 dogs forced to endure the Iditarod have died from heart failure, exposure, pneumonia, drowning, asphyxiation, and more. PETA is calling on the Iditarod to show that it has some modicum of consideration by calling off the rest of this year’s race and to forever stop running dogs to death.

Learn more about what happens to dogs on the Iditarod Trail here.

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