ISDVMA Position Statement | ISDVMA

In light of the recent events associated with Iditarod Sled Dog Race 2017, the ISDVMA wanted to reiterate our mission statement and position statement:

  • ISDVMA's mission is to enhance the well-being, welfare and safety of sled dogs
  • ISDVMA fully supports anti-doping regulations and testing to ensure the safety of sled dogs
  • ISDVMA is firmly against the use of any performance-enhancing drug that can mask symptoms of illness or injury of our canine athletes
  • ISDVMA believes that sled dog race organizations are responsible for the enforcement and regulations for their events
  • ISDVMA believes all sled dogs should have a home providing secure shelter and bedding, food, water, exercise, and socialization with people and other dogs. ISDVMA believes that there should be a birth to retirement plan for every dog ensuring good quality through all stages of the dog's life.

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