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Mar 07, 2011

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Office 2007

Iditarod is a bottomless pit of suffering. What happens to the dogs during the race includes death, paralysis, frostbite (where it hurts the most!), bleeding ulcers, bloody diarrhea, lung damage, pneumonia, ruptured discs, viral diseases, broken bones, torn muscles

Escobar Driver

Go Lance. What an amazing story.

For a reasoned set of responses to Margery's post, please refer to the following:
http://blog.nj.com/skiing/2010/01/and_another_side_to_the_iditar.html
http://www.britannica.com/blogs/2008/02/remembering-susan-butcher-master-musher-1954-2006/#comment-411714
http://www.adn.com/outdoors/craig_medred/story/164479.html

Jamie Douglas

Go Lance and his dogs...pulling for a 5th win from The Vineyard.

Margery Glickman

For the dogs, the Iditarod is a bottomless pit of suffering. What happens to the dogs during the race includes death, paralysis, frostbite (where it hurts the most!), bleeding ulcers, bloody diarrhea, lung damage, pneumonia, ruptured discs, viral diseases, broken bones, torn muscles and tendons and sprains. At least 142 dogs have died in the Iditarod, including two dogs on a doctor's team who froze to death in the brutally cold winds. FOR MORE FACTS, go to the Sled Dog Action Coalition website, http://www.helpsleddogs.org


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