Exxon Mobile just announced they are pulling their sponsorship of the Iditarod after this year, citing the economic state of the world right now. PETA is applauding this as an animal rights victory. Race officials, meanwhile, cite the number of volunteer veterinarians who attend to the dogs throughout their journey.
My humble opinion, formed by watching the race from afar, is that the dogs appear to be having a great deal of fun.
What say you?
Until next time,
Good day and good dog!