State Farm Ends Sponsorship of the Deadly Iditarod

After five dogs died during just one week of the 2017 Iditarod—a cruel and abusive race that’s killed more than 150 dogs since it began—PETA urged State Farm to stop sponsoring it and called on our supporters to help. After hearing from more than 95,000 PETA supporters, the insurance company confirmed to PETA that its one-year sponsorship had ended.

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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