The Iditarod Dog Race And The Bigger Conversation It Leads To
Each year, the event stirs up controversy among those most passionate about man and woman's best friend.
A veterinarian’s sled dog experience
by Dr. Patrick Mahaney Have you ever heard the call of the wild? Well, I did on a recent trip to Park City, Utah, during Sundance 2011. I had the great opportunity to experience the instinctual prowess of sled dogs. Alaskan Malamutes, Siberian Huskies, and similar mixes made up the members of this close knit […]
Iditarod dogs face unthinkable suffering — you can help
The 2011 Iditarod begins March 5. Like dog fighting, dog sled racing is not a sport in which an animal chooses to take part. The conditions are brutal – unbearable cold, grueling physical demands, sleep deprivation. Yet each year, about a thousand dogs are forced to train for and participate in Alaska’s Iditarod. And each […]