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Thu May 25, 2017, 08:27 AM

Major sponsor pulls Iditarod support

ANCHORAGE — The world’s most famous sled dog race has lost a major backer, and Alaska race officials are blaming animal rights organizations for pressuring corporate sponsors outside the state like Wells Fargo with “manipulative information” about the treatment of the dogs.

Wells Fargo spokesman David Kennedy said Wednesday the banking institution’s investment in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race has declined since 2010. He said he could not discuss specific reasons for the San Francisco-based bank dropping the sponsorship altogether.

“Wells Fargo regularly reviews where we allocate our marketing resources to build and enhance relationships with customers and the broader community,” he said in a statement. “As part of this process, we have decided not to sponsor the Iditarod in 2018.”

PETA, or People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, lauded the decision. The organization has been a longtime critic of the race and said it alerted the bank that five dogs connected to this year’s race died. Those deaths bring the total dog deaths to more than 150 in the Iditarod’s history, the group said.

Read more: http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2017-05-24/major-sponsor-pulls-iditarod-support

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu May 25, 2017, 08:30 AM

1. Good

 

The dirty secret is not how the animals are treated during the race but how the animals who don't make the cut are. Nothing but puppy mills provide the race dogs

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Thu May 25, 2017, 10:11 AM

2. Good,

gooder, goodest and any more goods I can think of.

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