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November 14, 2023
David Perle 202-483-7382
Las Vegas – Viewers and attendees of the Netflix Cup golf occasion—a first-of-its-kind livestreamed sporting occasion that pitted Method 1 drivers in opposition to PGA gamers on the Wynn Golf Membership—have been met with a shock this night when PETA supporters crashed the scene on their knees and issued a heartfelt attraction to executives of F1 and its guardian firm, Liberty Media—together with Liberty President and CEO Greg Maffei—to finish Liberty’s assist of the lethal Iditarod. One supporter was detained after the group drove dwelling the message that greater than 150 canines have died throughout the grueling 1,000-mile dog-sled race in Alaska. Video footage and photographs of the “plead-in” throughout the livestream—which follows related actions at occasions in Beverly Hills, California; Miami; New York Metropolis; and San Francisco—are accessible right here.
Alaska Airways, Chrysler, Coca-Cola, Jack Daniel’s, Wells Fargo, ExxonMobil, and lots of different firms have lower ties with the Iditarod after studying from PETA how canines undergo and die due to the race, however Liberty Media subsidiary GCI, an web service supplier, continues to be sponsoring the infamous occasion to the tune of greater than $250,000 yearly.
“Liberty Media continues to be in mattress with a disgraceful race through which canines are pressured to run till their paws bleed and their our bodies give out, with 150 canines useless and counting,” says PETA Government Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA is pleading with the highest brass to cease propping up this despicably merciless dog-sled race proper now.”
As much as half the canines who begin the Iditarod don’t end it. Throughout this 12 months’s race—which had the smallest subject of mushers within the occasion’s historical past—roughly 175 canines have been pulled off the path resulting from exhaustion, sickness, harm, or different causes, leaving the remaining ones to work even more durable. The race led to controversy after the winner was caught on video dragging exhausted canines towards a checkpoint.
The main reason behind loss of life for canines within the Iditarod is aspiration pneumonia—brought on by inhaling their very own vomit—and the race’s official loss of life toll doesn’t embrace numerous others who have been killed just because they weren’t quick sufficient or who died throughout the low season whereas chained subsequent to dilapidated containers or plastic barrels within the bitter chilly, a follow uncovered in a PETA undercover investigation.
PETA—which owns inventory in Method 1—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview, and its motto reads, partially, that “animals will not be ours to make use of for leisure.”