Controversy Surrounds 2024 Iditarod Sled Dog Race After Multiple Dog Deaths: Ethics of Animal Welfare Questioned

Anchorage, Alaska – The annual Iditarod sled dog race in Alaska has endured five years relatively free of controversy, with teams of dogs and mushers pushing through harsh conditions in a 1,000-mile endurance test across the frozen wilderness. However, this year, the deaths of three dogs during the race and five more in training have brought a dark spotlight on Alaska‚Äôs state sport. These incidents have sparked discussions about the ethics of having animals pull …

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