Alaska’s dangerous Iditarod dog-sled race is set to begin on March 4. During the event, dogs will be forced to run about 1,000 miles from Anchorage to Nome in less than two weeks.
In addition to holding in-person protests, PETA exposed abundant abuse during last year’s race:
- Nearly 250 dogs were pulled off the trail because of exhaustion, illness, injury, or other causes, forcing the remaining ones to work even harder to pull the mushers.
- Two dogs went missing on the Iditarod’s watch, a musher was apparently forced to drop out after dogs he was using were found in poor condition, and before the race even began, multiple dogs were attacked and one was killed during training.
- During the race, Iditarod “winner” Brent Sass shared a disturbing video of dogs covered in snow and ice in the blistering wind with, as he described, their faces “totally entrenched in snow” and their eyes “all frozen shut.”
This pointless, cruel race is a matter of life and death for dogs. Take action now by urging companies to drop their Iditarod sponsorships.
Please do the following:
- American Pistachio Growers has chosen to sponsor notorious dog exploiter and Iditarod musher Dallas Seavey. Urge the company to help dogs by ending this sponsorship immediately.
Comment on American Pistachio Growers’ Facebook Page
- Contact beverage company The Odom Corporation and politely urge it to stop sponsoring this arctic nightmare for dogs. Please call 1-800-767-6366 (press 9) during business hours (8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT).
- Comment on a post on Formula 1’s Facebook page. Ask the racing entity to part ways with dog abuse by ensuring that its owner, Liberty Media, drops its sponsorship of the Iditarod.
Comment on Formula 1’s Facebook Page
- Tweet at Liberty Media CEO Greg Maffei and urge him to stop promoting cruelty to dogs by sponsoring the Iditarod.
- On its Instagram account, tell telecommunications provider GCI to stop sponsoring the death race.
- Finally, comment on a post on the Iditarod’s Facebook page. Let everyone know that it kills dogs.
COMMENT ON THE IDITAROD’S FACEBOOK PAGE
- Send a “musher gram”! Call the race information line at 907-248-MUSH to have a handwritten note delivered to the musher of your choice. Ask last year’s Iditarod winner (the top dog abuser), Brent Sass, to stop forcing dogs to race every year.