PETA Supporters Slam Millennium Hotels in London and Rome Over Sponsorship of Cruel Dog-Sled Race

Posted by on July 29, 2021 | Permalink

This week, PETA supporters were spotted protesting in London and Rome against cruel dog-sled races.

PETA’s calling on Millennium Hotels and Resorts to check out of dog abuse by ending its sponsorship of the Iditarod, in which dogs are forced to run so fast and so far that many die after inhaling their own vomit.

What Is the Iditarod, and How Do Dogs Suffer in It?

The Iditarod dog-sled race takes place annually in Alaska. Every year, hundreds of dogs are pulled out of the race because they’re ill, injured, or too exhausted to go on. During this year’s race, nearly 200 dogs were pulled off the trail, leaving the rest to have to work harder. One musher even admitted that the dogs she forced to run suffered from horrible diarrhoea, violently vomited, and developed aspiration pneumonia, the leading cause of death for dogs in the Iditarod.

Thousands of dogs are commercially bred each year for the race. They’re treated like disposable racing machines, forced to spend their lives chained to dilapidated boxes or plastic barrels, left outside in sub-zero temperatures, and denied companionship or even the opportunity to socialise with another dog. They deserve a loving home, but instead, they’re pushed beyond their limits so that mushers can win money and garner fame.

While sponsors continue to sprint away from the deadly Iditarod, Millennium Hotels is apparently still happy to sponsor the gruelling event, which leaves 81% of the dogs who make it to the finish line with lung damage. PETA and our affiliates are urging Millennium Hotels to help put an end to this abuse by joining ExxonMobil, Chrysler, Alaska Airlines, Jack Daniel’s, and many others that have already severed ties with the race.

What You Can Do to Help Dogs

Never take a dog-sled ride, and don’t buy any holiday packages or excursions that include rides or visits to dog kennels.
Please also urge Millennium Hotels to sever ties with the Iditarod immediately: