Tell Alaska Airlines to stop promoting dog abuse
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Alaska Airlines sponsors the Iditarod, where sled dogs are forced to run 1,000 miles in Alaska in terrible conditions.
Horrible things happen to the dogs during the Iditarod. This includes: death, bloody diarrhea, paralysis, frostbite (where it hurts the most!), bleeding ulcers, lung damage and pneumonia. At least 147 dogs have died in the race. Many dogs have frozen to death in horrific pain.
Veterinarians allow sick and injured dogs to race. For example, one of Lance Mackey's male dogs ripped out all of his 16 toenails trying to get to a female who was in heat. This type of broken toenail is extremely painful. Mackey, a four-time Iditarod winner, said he was too stubborn to leave this dog at a checkpoint and veterinarians allowed Mackey to continue to race him. Imagine the agony the dog was forced to endure.
When they're not racing, the dogs are tethered outside on 4-foot chains even in the brutal cold. Many sled dogs have frozen to death.
Please help the dogs by signing this petition.
Learn more: Sled Dog Action Coalition, http://helpsleddogs.org
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