Alaska Museum Chooses Compassion Over Iditarod Dog Abuse

After hearing from PETA about how dogs suffer and die in Alaska’s grueling Iditarod, the Pratt Museum in Homer, Alaska, confirmed that it had no intention of featuring the dog-sled race in its exhibits in the future! More than 150 dogs have died during the 1,000-mile race—and this number doesn’t even include the countless other dogs who were killed because they weren’t fast enough or who died while chained up outside during the off-season. This victory for dogs shows that the blood sport is losing support at a rapid rate—even within Alaska communities. If you learn that your local museum or library is hosting an Iditarod-themed event, please speak up and ask it to reconsider. You can also help dogs by urging Liberty Media to cut ties with this deadly race.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“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