Dog dies in Yukon Quest

Dog dies in Yukon Quest

There are 3 comments on the The York Daily Record story from Feb 13, 2011, titled Dog dies in Yukon Quest. In it, The York Daily Record reports that:

A dog has died in the 1,000-mile Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race. Race officials say the dog belonged on the team of musher Brent Sass, a participant in the race from Canada's Whitehorse to Fairbanks.

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Lucy Shelton

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

#1 Feb 13, 2011
This is so very sad,--no dog should die! No musher in the Quest has all 14 dogs they started out with on February 5th,-- 4, 5 and even 6 dogs have been dropped so far by certain mushers and the race continues. What happened to these dogs and others? Doesn’t this tell you something? What is the point of driving the dogs beyond their limits for just a small group of mushers? Of the 23 mushers who started, three have scratched and one has withdrawn so far.

The Yukon Quest and the Iditarod sled dog races are too long, and the conditions and terrain too grueling for the dogs. These dogs are among the best-conditioned dogs in the world due to their training year-round, yet many of the dogs do not make it to the finish line. They are “dropped” due to exhaustion, injuries, illness, or death. There are laws in at least 38 US states against "over-driving" and "over-working" animals, which is exactly what these races do.

These dog-killer races are cruel, inhumane, and must stop! All the companies that sponsor and promote these races must stop funding them,--stop promoting cruelty to the sled dogs! Please!

Lancaster, PA

#2 Feb 13, 2011
Maybe we should lash the people to the line and let them pull the sleds!

I like that idea!!!
Sgt Preston n Yukon King

New Freedom, PA

#3 Feb 13, 2011
King and I have a special relationship, right boy?


I think that means he wants some more "peanut butter on a stick"

yelp yelp yelp

Come back King!

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