The Iditarod is a dog sled race held every March in Alaska. The dogs are
beaten with a whip, forced to race when exausted, denied proper
veterianary care and are often chained without proper shelter. At least
one dog dies during every race.
Iditarod is described by the Iditarod Trail Committee and by the
Alaskan media as an exciting contest of man against nature. What the
descriptions do not tell us is the untold suffering of the dogs that
often give their lives in this race. Dog deaths and injuries are common
in the Iditarod, and when they are not racing, the dogs live under
the Sled Dog Action Coalition: At least 142 dogs have died in the
Iditarod. There is no official count of dog deaths available for the
race's early years. There are no records kept of how how many dogs die
in training or after the race each year.
other IDITAROD SPONSORS AND PROMOTERS and let them know you will not
support their product until they remove their support from the Iditarod.