The Iditarod, Alaska’s most famous sled dog race, begins on March 7th, 2020 outside Anchorage. Each year, the event stirs up controversy among those most passionate about man and woman’s best friend. Who is right? Is the Iditarod race a form of animal cruelty? Or is it an event that celebrates dogs?
A kindergartner’s simple question turned into a three-year lesson in state government function for an entire school. The goal: select a state dog for Alaska by following the democratic process from idea to sponsorship to bill and finally, to a final vote in the Senate.
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 year, […]