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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  1. The 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.
    Then how do you justify that every Iditarod ” Champion” Musher has deplorable conditions that their dogs live in? Chained for life- which is denounced by the World SLed dog Association, the ABTA, Humane SOciety International and the CVMA? The lousy shelters they freeze to death in? The massive amounts of Culling that goes on in this Industry? The drunk Mushers like Lance Macey who have had 2! dogs die in one race of heart attacks. The hundreds who have died during the race or a day later. The recent video that just came out of “Champions’ John Baker and Katherine Keith letting a dog with a spinal injury drag himself around in the bitter cold in his lousy wooden box of a shelter., still chained and made to go without medical attention? The countless allegations of the Seavey’s beating and killing their dogs. Dogs that are made to run even with bloody diarrhea. More than 100 miles a day for 10 days straight. Wow. Talk about being in denial. But this race generates alot of income for Alaska right? and the Mushers. Shame on all of you.

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