Iditarod Sponsors Are Getting the MessagePosted by Stephen Wells, ALDF's Executive Director on February 4, 2011
The Animal Legal Defense Fund is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone engaged in the illegal killing of sled dogs in the U.S. or Canada. ALDF stands at the ready to assist the investigation–and any resulting prosecution–with funding to secure the services of the best expert witnesses and to ensure that no forensic stone goes unturned. It is essential we raise awareness about the abuse, and culling, endemic in the dogsledding industry.
Please help ALDF speak out for sled dogs by asking the corporate sponsors of events like the Iditarod to withdraw their support. Thanks to your efforts we’ve already overloaded the inboxes of the event’s sponsors with thousands of emails (if you’re getting bounceback messages it’s because of the high volume of emails they’ve received from our alert!) Now we’re asking you to go a step further and make the call. Visit our website for a link to the Iditarod’s sponsors and phone call talking points.
If you’re in Canada please take a moment to contact your Legislative Assembly and demand they put a stop to the savage cruelty of the dog sledding industry. Find your MLA here.
For more background on the issue please visit the Sled Dog Action Coalition website.
Thank you for supporting this important cause!