Tell ExxonMobil to stop promoting dog abuse to kids

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(Photo of sled dog in the Iditarod.)

ExxonMobil pays thousands of dollars for teachers to hype terrible Iditarod dog abuse to children in math and science lessons.

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. More than 153 dogs have died in the race.

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, and many freeze to death in horrific pain.

Math and science can be taught without teachers indoctrinating students with Iditarod race propaganda.

Please help sled dogs and children by signing this petition.

FACTS: Sled Dog Action Coalition