After learning from PETA that the Iditarod has resulted in the deaths of more than 150 dogs since it began, Out-U-Go! Pet Care Services confirmed that it won’t promote or endorse this cruel race going forward. The company previously featured the Iditarod in an e-mail promotion to customers—which resulted in complaints to PETA. This is a victory for the 235 dogs who were too sick, injured, or exhausted to finish the 2019 Iditarod—including 5-year-old Oshi, who died from aspiration pneumonia after being forced to run the grueling race. Out-U-Go! joins The Coca-Cola Company, Costco, Jack Daniel’s, Maxwell House, Pizza Hut, Rite-Aid, Safeway, State Farm, Wells Fargo, and others in committing to not supporting the deadly Iditarod. Urge Chrysler and other companies to join them!
“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE
— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind