Diane Warren Is ‘Standing With’ PETA to Help End the Iditarod

Published by Sara Oliver.

Diane Warren is standing with PETA and sticking up for dogs used for dog-sled racing. Just ahead of the 2023 Iditarod, the Grammy-, Emmy-, and Golden Globe–winning music legend donated her Oscar-nominated song “I’m Standing With You” for a new PETA video calling for an end to the deadly race.

Just a few of Warren’s many number-one songwriting hits include “Because You Loved Me,” “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing,” and “Un-Break My Heart.” She received an honorary Academy Award this year as well as her 14th Academy Award nomination, this time for “Applause” from Tell It Like a Woman.

In the new PETA video, footage shows dogs chained up outside like bicycles in all weather conditions with nothing but plastic barrels or dilapidated wooden boxes for “shelter.” Other dogs are sick, bleeding, or on the brink of collapse from being forced to run. These hard-to-watch clips are interwoven with shots of PETA protesters advocating for dogs during previous Iditarod races, proudly championing the animals’ right to a life free of chains, abuse, and all exploitation.

Stand With Diane Warren and Help PETA Reach the Finish Line: Urge Remaining Sponsors to Drop the Iditarod

When the 2023 Iditarod begins with its Ceremonial Start in downtown Anchorage, Alaska, PETA supporters will be there protesting and spreading awareness of the plight of the dogs used for the race, ensuring that no spectator can miss the fact that more than 150 dogs have died in the Iditarod to date.

No race is worth a dog’s life. Help us urge the few remaining sponsors of the event to do what’s right and best for dogs by ending their support of the death 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