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

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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 Wacky Statement of the Week Award. The dad in the story says – “These dogs live to race, and they’re like part of our family.” BUT, it is immediately noted that he went on to add that he believes canines should live outside. So does he force any of his human family members to live outside?

Dogs suffer and die in sled dog racing and the dogs are typically forced to live outside – tied to a tiny wooden dog house on a short tether. It’s not a hobby. It’s a cruel activity.

 

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