For Immediate Release:
January 6, 2022
Nicole Meyer 202-483-7382
Denver – Howling behind husky masks, a pack of PETA supporters will descend on Liberty Media’s headquarters today to push its subsidiary GCI—an Alaskan internet service provider—to stop sponsoring the Iditarod dog race, in which more than 150 dogs have died. The event follows PETA’s recent stock purchase of Liberty Media in order to exert pressure at the company’s annual shareholder meetings.
When: Thursday, January 6, 12 noon
Where: 12300 Liberty Blvd., Englewood
“This much-despised race forces dogs to cross nearly 1,000 miles of ice and wind in just two weeks, running some animals to their deaths,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA is calling on Liberty Media to disconnect from the Iditarod’s cruelty to dogs by ending this sponsorship.”
PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to use for entertainment”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview.