Should Dogs Be Used in the Iditarod? Take PETA’s Quiz

Do you think you can get a perfect score on our Iditarod quiz? Test your knowledge about what really happens to dogs in the Iditarod:

Iditarod Trivia Quiz

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1. What was the Iditarod trail originally used for?
2. About how many miles is the Iditarod?
3. True or false? Iditarod mushers may hallucinate due to sleep deprivation during the race, and some even sleep while driving the sled.
4. What is the fastest time in which a dog-sled team finished the Iditarod?
5. How many dogs are required to start the race on each team?
6. True or false? If the Iditarod and other dog-sled races were ended, the “sled dog” would go extinct.
7. How many dogs have died during the Iditarod?
8. True or false? Dogs who are too old to race are retired and live as animal companions for the rest of their lives.
9. What is the leading cause of death for dogs forced to run in the Iditarod?
10. How much space do dogs used for commercial sledding typically have access to when not pulling a sled?
11. Which infamous musher has raced dogs who tested positive for opioids and had a whistleblower report finding dying puppies on his property?
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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