@hooppole : Please stop sponsoring the the Iditarod, this is nothing but animal cruelty, please do all you can to stop this abuse, thank you
@goodkarmacathie : End your Iditarod sponsorship - PLEASE DO WHAT'S RIGHT! The 2017 race resulted in the deaths of five dogs, bringing the Iditarod's death toll to over 150. With very little rest, dogs are forced to run nearly 1,000 miles—averaging 100 miles a day for about 10 days—through biting wind, snowstorms, and subzero temperatures. Up to half of the dogs who start the race don't make it across the finish line, and many of those who do develop permanent health problems. Dogs have frozen to death, been hit by cars or snowmobiles, and even been trampled by moose. They suffer out of sight off the trail, too. The vast majority of dogs used in sledding are kept chained up outside, with only overturned barrels or dilapidated doghouses for shelter. Unwanted dogs have been beaten, shot, abandoned to starve, or left at already overburdened animal shelters.