Dallas Seavey of Willow Alaska is a Dog Sled Racer who has had several wins in the Iditarod and who came in 2nd place during the 2017 Iditarod Dog Sled Race. This dog sled race begins in Anchorage Alaska and the finish line is in Nome Alaska. The Iditarod covers 1049 miles of some of Alaska's roughest terrain along with some of the roughest weather conditions. In Nome at the end of the Iditarod each sled dog is tested for drugs. After the urine test for drugs was preformed on Dallas Seavey sled dogs 4 of his dogs came up positive for Opioid drugs; Tramadol to be specific.
Tramadol is a highly regulated Opioid drug and in its use it has never been authorized for use in dogs. Tramadol requires a classified prescription to have Tramadol dispensed and must be picked up in person from a prescribing physician and dispensed at a registered pharmacy by a pharmacist. Question where and how did Dallas Seavey get the Tramadol? It is demanded this be disclosed. Then is is demanded legal actions take place as is appropriate to the fullest.
As it was stated; Dallas has won Iditarod Sled Dog races and he came in 2nd in the 2017 Iditarod. he was revered as a leader of the iditarod community. This trust has been crushed by his illegal Opioid drug actions. A full investigation is demanded into all of Dallas's race and dog actions and behaviors through all of his dog sled races. It is demanded that the Iditarod fine Dallas and bar him from any further race involvements on any level. It is demanded that the Alaskan Drug enforcement charge Dallas with illegal activity of a highly classified Opioid drug, animal abuse administrating Opioid drugs to sled dogs, that Dallas be barred from further owning, and activities with any animals and any other charges that come up in the handling of this case. It is demanded that the full scope of the law be administered here including punishment for these illegal Opioid drug abusive behaviors and actions.
It is demanded that the Iditarod committee and board immediately beginning in the March 2018 Iditarod race have random and unannounced dog drug tests performed during the Iditarod race at random check points along the Iditarod course. It is also demanded that the finale drug test at the end of the Iditarod race in Nome be preformed within 2 hours of the dog sled team crossing the finish line. It is also demanded that any dog sled team that does not finish the full Iditarod course also be given a drug test at the point the dog sled drops from the Iditarod race.
All expenses of drug testing the sled dogs are to be at the dog sled owners expense. It is demanded that all sled dogs which are brought to the Iditarod annual race be tested for drugs.