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PETA Cites Dog Cruelty in Calling for End of the Iditarod

Friday, 13 Mar 2015 07:28 PM

An animal rights group is renewing its call for an end to the world's most famous sled dog race.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals on Friday said in a statement that the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race should be permanently canceled.

PETA Senior Vice President Daphna Nachminovitch cites the death Thursday of Wyatt, a 3-year-old male on four-time champion Lance Mackey's team, as the latest casualty in a long list of dogs that have died in the race's 43-year history.

PETA also cited the use of Laura, a blind dog in musher Kelly Maixner's team. Maixner told Anchorage television station KTUU that Laura is a valued member of the team, but sometimes gets confused.

A message left with the Iditarod's top official, Stan Hooley, wasn't immediately returned Friday.

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An animal rights group is renewing its call for an end to the world's most famous sled dog race.People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals on Friday said in a statement that the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race should be permanently canceled.PETA Senior Vice President Daphna...
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