Iditarod Animal Cruelty

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Why I think Iditarod is not animal cruelty. Iditarod dog sled racing is not a form of animal cruelty. Even though people say the dogs are treated horribly they really aren’t . If the dogs are treated badly why in 2014 did the iditarod have 36 vets (For veterinarians, Iditarod is all about the sled dogs). In my five paragraph essay I will show my evidence and reasons to prove my side. Then I will show evidence of people that say the Iditarod is animal cruelty. Iditarod dog sled racing is not a form of animal cruelty or animal negligence. My first piece of evidence is only 142 dogs have died since 1973 (Gerken). That is a very very low number because each year approximately 2.7 million animals are euthanized (For veterinarians, Iditarod is all about the sled dogs). Out of those 1.2 million of those are dogs. Some of those does are at kill shelters because they were abandoned. So it’s that also animal cruelty if a dog is healthy so why would you kill them. Also each year 16,000 dogs killed each year in organized dog fights (Please Help Stop Organized Dog Fighting) and that number continues to grow. Yes I know we are trying to stop but why are we trying to stop something that only 142 dogs have died in over a 44 year span (Gerken) yet 1.2 million are dieing and some just cause owners abandoned them. I don’t think it’s an issue that only 142 dogs have died in 44 years and those are my reasons why. My second piece of evidence is the rule book that states there will be no

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