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Sled Dog Racing

Family picks up sled dog racing as a hobby – fails on understanding dogs

When families look for a new hobby, it typically means they pick up boating or bike riding or hiking or golf or camping or something along these lines. It is not the case for one Wisconsin family, who decided to dip into sled dog racing. One particular quote in the Washington Times article deserves a […]

Sled Dog Racing: A new level of misinformation out of the Idiot-rod

No, that is not a spelling error. I call the Iditarod race – the Idiot-rod. I do this to bring more attention to the plight of the dogs. But what I read this morning, in an article about the event, took stunning to a whole new level. The piece ran on the Daily Barometer website, […]

Some thoughts about the media and dog racing

Every time I read a news story reporting on greyhound racing or dog sled racing in a positive light, in what is typically a legitimate news outlet, it screams of poor journalism. And for sports news outlets to report dog race results – the way the national media reports on the IdiocyRod, for example – […]

Sled dog killer given light sentence – and Oklahoma forms animal-welfare roundtable

The man who killed 100 sled dogs in Whistler, B.C. Canada back in 2010 was handed a very light punishment in court – “three years probation, 200 hours of community service, a $1,725 fine, a three-year ban on commercial involvement with animals and a 10-year firearms ownership prohibition” – according to a story posted Friday […]

The annual Idiot-rod Race begins

The Idiot-rod sled race is sadly underway and over the next week or so many articles will be published about the event – many written as if this was a legitimate “sport.” Of course, the only way this would be a sport is if humans pulled the sleds while the dogs rode in the back. […]

Animal-welfare headlines from around the globe

Animal welfare in China gaining ground: Famous Chinese celebrities are speaking out about animal welfare issues and ABC News reports one top animal-welfare advocate notes the affect has been to see the “interest in animal rights snowball in China over the last few years.” Basketball star Yao Ming has been speaking out against bear bile […]

Stronger animal-welfare regulations to be adopted in BC, after sled-dog massacre

In the dark shadow of the massacre of 100 sled dogs in BC, Canada, new regulations are set to be enacted in the region. New penalties will include fines from $10,000 to $75,000 and from six months to two years in prison. From an article on TheProvince.com – “” Other recommendations included forming a regulatory […]