started this petition to
Hon. Sidney Alexander Silver Premier of the Yukon
The 1,000‐Mile Yukon Quest Sled Dog Race is cruel and inhumane. Animals continue to suffer and die in this barbaric event.
I am asking the Government of the Yukon to stop funding and supporting the deadly 1,000‐mile Yukon Quest sled dog race because it fosters the suffering, exploitation, abuse, and deaths of the defenseless animals involved and forces them to be warehoused in large dog yards where they often live unattended on a four‐foot chain twenty‐four hours a day, seven days a week.
Yukon Quest sled dog race has a high mortality rate including one dog who recently
died racing in minus ‐52 below temperatures on February 10th 2018 when he choked
to death on his own vomit. This is a common cause of death in 1,000‐mile sled
dog races. In 2007 three dogs perished during the race and in the past three
years at least one dog has died per race. Even one dead dog is one too many. https://www.yukonpoetlaureate.com/long‐distance‐sled‐dog‐racing/
By funding and supporting this event in which animals die and are treated inhumanely you send a message to our children that the heartless abuse of a defenseless animal is ok as long as we refer to it as a sport. I
am asking your government to honour the Malamute that stands proudly on our
Yukon Coat of Arms
cease all funding and support for this barbaric event.
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"Because I am a Sled Dog" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ym3IFjfiIQQ