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  • Press Release- Zirkle, King, and Teams Attacked by Snowmachiner.(1 dog killed)

    03/12/2016 11:25:19 AM PST · by rktman · 22 replies ^ | 3/12/2016 | unkinown
    Early this morning, as Aliy Zirkle (bib #13) was making her way towards the Nulato checkpoint, a snowachiner repeatedly attempted to harm her and her team. One dog received a non-­life threatening injury. Upon arrival at the Nulato checkpoint, Zirkle reported the incident to race officials and a report was filed with the Alaska State Troopers. Contact was also made with the village police officer in Nulato. Jeff King (bib #61), who was behind Zirkle, experienced a similar incident 12-­miles prior to his arrival at the Nulato checkpoint. This incident resulted in the death of Nash, a three-­ year-­old male....
  • PETA apologizes to Iditarod musher from Alaska

    04/08/2013 10:29:54 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 8, 2013 10:52 AM EDT
    People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has apologized to an Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race musher whose dog died at a checkpoint. PETA last month accused Fairbanks musher Paige Drobny of leaving her dog unattended and said she should be criminally prosecuted. …
  • Bear Hug (Great Pictures)

    01/31/2010 6:05:07 PM PST · by OneVike · 66 replies · 2,853+ views
    The Great White Hunter ^ | 1/29/10 | Ryan Benson
    In these series of photos, you will see a polar bear come upon some sled dogs tethered to a steak. Normally you would think that a dog tethered to a steak would be lunch for a polar bear, but these pictures tell a completely different story. From what I can see, the polar bear just wanted to play and get a little brotherly love. The professional photographer who took these photos said, the bear came back every night that week to play with the dogs. Excellent photos, taken by Norbert Rosing when he was in the wilds around Canada’s Hudson...
  • Sled dog slaughter

    02/24/2005 4:50:31 PM PST · by DGray · 24 replies · 612+ views
    Indian Country Today ^ | February 15, 2005 | Stephanie Woodard
    KUUJJUAQ, Nunavik - ''I have nothing, I have nothing,'' Johnny Munick cried out, remembering the day in 1960 when his team of sled dogs, in their harnesses and ready for a hunting trip, was shot by government authorities. The incident was part of an extermination of Inuit huskies - and, as a result, the abrupt end of their owners' ability to provide for their families - that took place from the mid-1950s until the late 1960s. Arms flung wide, an anguished figure in a heavy black parka, the elderly Inuk was standing on the auditorium stage following the Jan. 19...
  • Dog-sledder recovering;snowmobile driver sought(hit and run-sledder seriously injured)

    02/17/2003 8:00:32 AM PST · by NewHampshireDuo · 7 replies · 241+ views
    The Union Leader (NH) ^ | Lorna Colquhoun
    BERLIN — A Maine man training his sled dog team for a long distance race in northern Maine was seriously injured Saturday night when a snowmobile slammed into him on a trail outside of Berlin and continued on without stopping. Investigators have few leads in the case, which left Stephen Hessert, 51, of Cumberland, Maine, in stable condition with serious leg injuries. He was airlifted from Androscoggin Valley Hospital in Berlin to the Maine Medical Center Saturday night. “We had two officers working though the night, following and exhausting leads,” said Capt. Tim Acerno. “We’ve got nothing.” Anyone with information...