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Saturday Survey: Iditarod = Dog Cruelty?

With the death of 6-year old sled dog Victor at this year’s Iditarod, animal activists are again calling for the Iditarod to be shut down.  On the other side, people say that these dogs are happiest when they are running and are, in fact, bred to run.  In addition, the argument goes, there are over 900 dogs competing, and the loss of 1 or 2 dogs over a two week period, is probably no different than in the general population.  So, what do you think?  Should the Iditarod be stopped because at least one dog dies every year?

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