PETA to Hound Local Millennium Hotel Over Iditarod Ties

For Immediate Release:
July 14, 2021

Contact:
Brooke Rossi 202-483-7382

Scottsdale, Ariz. – On Friday, PETA supporters will descend on The McCormick Scottsdale—owned by Millennium Hotels and Resorts—with “dead dogs” and suitcases sporting a spoof “Millhellium” logo to decry the company’s sponsorship of the Iditarod dog-sled race, in which more than 150 dogs have died.

When:    Friday, July 16, 5 p.m.

Where:    The McCormick Scottsdale, 7421 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale

“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 Millennium Hotels and Resorts to check out of 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.

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