there are animal rights people who would say that attaching dogs to a sled and racing them is wrong.
Point well taken. And certainly there are SCADS of animals killed to feed, and "treat" these pups, who in my opinion really look like they are suffering, not!
A 1000 mile race like the Iditarod, where there is LOTS of money riding on it, and a grueling 2 week 24/7 schedule, is much different than 3 or 4 mile recreational runs/races. There is a darker side to sled dog racing that the animal rights folks have legitimate arguments against. And I
have legitimate arguments against hunting and eating meat...but NOT against the PEOPLE that do!!