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49. The older I get, the more I think that enslaving animals for our entertainment is immoral
I'm torn on this one - I'm easily against dog racing, and Iditarod is basically just glorified dog racing... except that Iditarod dogs are definitely treated better, and they really do like to run.

But it's still enslavement... even zoos, aquariums (though not as much as zoos) and household pets are bothering me more and more as an ethical issue.

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  -Dogs of the Iditarod - some portraits Blue_In_AK  Mar-03-07 06:14 PM   #0 
  - The Ididtarod is an atrocity.  mycritters2   Mar-03-07 06:16 PM   #1 
  - Whatever...  Blue_In_AK   Mar-03-07 06:18 PM   #4 
  - Have any of you thought about the lives led by the dogs on the confirmation show circuit?  Radio_Lady   Mar-03-07 11:23 PM   #50 
  - Yea, these are some of the best treated animals in the world...  ALiberalSailor   Mar-03-07 06:25 PM   #8 
  - Looks like love to me  Blue_In_AK   Mar-03-07 06:37 PM   #10 
  - Here is a web site that shocked the heck out of me:  Radio_Lady   Mar-03-07 11:29 PM   #56 
     - that is awful, radio lady  idgiehkt   Mar-03-07 11:37 PM   #62 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Mar-03-07 09:29 PM   #19 
  - that's where you are wrong. apparently, you don't know much  roguevalley   Mar-03-07 10:36 PM   #26 
  - In her defense;  Blue-Jay   Mar-03-07 10:44 PM   #29 
  - heh-heh-heh. Egged on by their dogs of course. ;)  roguevalley   Mar-03-07 10:45 PM   #30 
  - How many dogs died in last year's Iditarod?  mycritters2   Mar-03-07 10:48 PM   #33 
     - I'm looking for the statistic. Of the hundreds of dogs that go, I am  roguevalley   Mar-03-07 11:03 PM   #34 
     - Yes, not the Iditarod, but a couple in northern Minnesota nt  mycritters2   Mar-03-07 11:07 PM   #36 
        - Minnesota sleds. They have gorgeous dogs there too. Most  roguevalley   Mar-03-07 11:10 PM   #39 
           - 130 dogs have died in the history of the Iditarod  mycritters2   Mar-03-07 11:12 PM   #41 
              - then don't.  roguevalley   Mar-04-07 01:02 PM   #79 
              - Who cares?  ForrestGump   Mar-08-07 10:01 PM   #102 
     - Why don't you tell us how many died?  Blue-Jay   Mar-03-07 11:13 PM   #42 
     - 130 dog deaths have been documented  mycritters2   Mar-03-07 11:15 PM   #44 
        - 130 last year?  Blue-Jay   Mar-03-07 11:25 PM   #51 
           - In the history of the race.  mycritters2   Mar-03-07 11:27 PM   #53 
              - How many last year?  Blue-Jay   Mar-03-07 11:28 PM   #54 
                 - 4 during the race. The race doesn't release info on those injured  mycritters2   Mar-03-07 11:29 PM   #57 
     - Three, from what I can determine...  Blue_In_AK   Mar-03-07 11:21 PM   #47 
        - In human sports, the athletes choose to compete,  mycritters2   Mar-03-07 11:26 PM   #52 
        - That was last year's race.  Blue_In_AK   Mar-03-07 11:35 PM   #61 
           - it's great that they love to run but why run them to death?  idgiehkt   Mar-03-07 11:45 PM   #63 
        - there is the issue of choice  idgiehkt   Mar-03-07 11:29 PM   #58 
  - no silly  MonkeyFunk   Mar-03-07 10:47 PM   #32 
     - snort! teenaged boys are a hoot. :)  roguevalley   Mar-03-07 11:06 PM   #35 
  - from what I've read about this sport  idgiehkt   Mar-03-07 11:12 PM   #40 
  - Good post -- and everything I've seen and read agrees with what you say  LostinVA   Mar-04-07 01:50 PM   #81 
  - Hell,  Dave Reynolds   Mar-08-07 10:10 PM   #104 
  - Sled dogs LOVE to work  leftofthedial   Mar-04-07 02:00 PM   #82 
  - How long and far will you run him?  mycritters2   Mar-05-07 05:18 PM   #97 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Mar-04-07 09:05 PM   #86 
  - I bet that Robb will post in this thread.  Maddy McCall   Mar-03-07 06:17 PM   #2 
  - I hope he does.  Blue_In_AK   Mar-03-07 06:22 PM   #7 
     - Is that your clan?  Maddy McCall   Mar-03-07 07:37 PM   #14 
        - No, they're not mine.  Blue_In_AK   Mar-03-07 08:00 PM   #17 
           - My Dad has always wanted a Siberian Husky...  Maddy McCall   Mar-03-07 09:31 PM   #21 
           - I know some who have them. They do quite well. Although they  Shell Beau   Mar-04-07 12:20 PM   #75 
           - your pictures are wonderful as always, blue. was any all malemute  roguevalley   Mar-03-07 10:39 PM   #27 
           - I love their little booties  MonkeyFunk   Mar-03-07 11:10 PM   #38 
  - those are gorgeous portraits. I am truly torn though when it comes  auntAgonist   Mar-03-07 06:18 PM   #3 
  - If you could see these mushers with their dogs  Blue_In_AK   Mar-03-07 06:21 PM   #6 
     - Actually, there is  mycritters2   Mar-03-07 06:32 PM   #9 
        - Two sides to every story. n/t  Blue_In_AK   Mar-03-07 06:39 PM   #11 
        - wow! That is an interesting link.  auntAgonist   Mar-03-07 07:45 PM   #15 
           - You're welcome  mycritters2   Mar-03-07 07:47 PM   #16 
              - in your opinion. you have never seen these dogs and how they  roguevalley   Mar-03-07 10:41 PM   #28 
                 - The Humane Society of the United States isn't a fan  mycritters2   Mar-03-07 10:46 PM   #31 
                 - sigh  idgiehkt   Mar-03-07 11:14 PM   #43 
                    - ..."kicked his dog to death"....  mycritters2   Mar-03-07 11:16 PM   #45 
                    - I remember one year some of Susan Butcher's dogs were killed by a moose  idgiehkt   Mar-03-07 11:20 PM   #46 
                       - Yeah, the culling is very disturbing nt  mycritters2   Mar-03-07 11:21 PM   #48 
                    - they all die after the race  Kali   Mar-04-07 02:28 PM   #84 
  - I'm 100% a cat person however  crim son   Mar-03-07 06:19 PM   #5 
  - Awesome creatures  KurtNYC   Mar-03-07 07:17 PM   #12 
  - Those are beautiful dogs.  Kajsa   Mar-03-07 07:25 PM   #13 
  - Great pictures  seemunkee   Mar-03-07 09:26 PM   #18 
  - this doggie would put a whoopin on em :)  The Straight Story   Mar-03-07 09:29 PM   #20 
  - Oh my God  Blue_In_AK   Mar-03-07 09:34 PM   #22 
  - Voted the world's ugliest dog several times, recently passed away  The Straight Story   Mar-03-07 09:36 PM   #23 
     - I'm sorry he passed away  Blue_In_AK   Mar-03-07 09:43 PM   #24 
     - GOOD LORD. I thought it one of those weird Charlie White pics  Frank Cannon   Mar-04-07 09:02 AM   #68 
  - sam was the world's most WONDERFUL dog.  xchrom   Mar-04-07 11:27 AM   #71 
  - the lady who took him adored him. he's a chinese crested. a  roguevalley   Mar-04-07 10:53 PM   #91 
  - How many claws does that thing have?  Shell Beau   Mar-04-07 12:33 PM   #77 
  - Great pics of beautiful dogs.  Nicole   Mar-03-07 09:46 PM   #25 
  - I went one year and someone brought a tiny sled pulled by a team  roguevalley   Mar-03-07 11:08 PM   #37 
     - I would love to see that.  Nicole   Mar-04-07 10:05 PM   #89 
  - The older I get, the more I think that enslaving animals for our entertainment is immoral  Rabrrrrrr   Mar-03-07 11:22 PM   #49 
  - Treated better? What makes you think so? nt  mycritters2   Mar-03-07 11:28 PM   #55 
     - Treated better than greyhounds.  Rabrrrrrr   Mar-03-07 11:32 PM   #59 
        - True, neither fare very well. nt  mycritters2   Mar-03-07 11:33 PM   #60 
  - It's a question of what's a better life:  XemaSab   Mar-03-07 11:45 PM   #64 
  - Thank you, XemaSab, for a voice of reason.  Blue_In_AK   Mar-03-07 11:55 PM   #65 
  - I appreciate them.  haruka3_2000   Mar-04-07 12:04 AM   #66 
  - a better comparison would be  idgiehkt   Mar-04-07 12:16 AM   #67 
     - What constitutes "freedom" for a dog?  XemaSab   Mar-04-07 10:03 AM   #70 
        - the thing is  idgiehkt   Mar-04-07 11:08 PM   #93 
  - Beautiful pics!  InvisibleTouch   Mar-04-07 09:45 AM   #69 
  - thanks for the pics -- really gorgeous dogs!  xchrom   Mar-04-07 11:30 AM   #72 
  - Are Iditarod dogs now up there with "Olive Garden" and "Cornflake Breaded fried chicken"?  sasquatch   Mar-04-07 11:54 AM   #73 
  - Westminster Dog Show Finalists Form Elite Iditarod Team  TexasThoughtCriminal   Mar-04-07 12:20 PM   #74 
  - THAT is hilarious!!  hippiechick   Mar-04-07 12:34 PM   #78 
  - Perfect!  missb   Mar-04-07 02:16 PM   #83 
  - HippieDog Hank idolizes these guys!  hippiechick   Mar-04-07 12:31 PM   #76 
  - Pic's are beautiful, as usual  GenDem   Mar-04-07 01:36 PM   #80 
  - Blue, as usual, your photos are fabulous.  northofdenali   Mar-04-07 09:03 PM   #85 
  - Gorgeous dogs! Thanks for sharing!  Fenris   Mar-04-07 09:17 PM   #87 
  - Dog lovers might not be so quick to cherish the race behind the pics.  flvegan   Mar-04-07 09:55 PM   #88 
  - its too bad that blue's pics got socked by those who don't know  roguevalley   Mar-04-07 10:41 PM   #90 
  - thanks for this  idgiehkt   Mar-04-07 11:03 PM   #92 
  - No problem! In terms of weight, between six people it'd be a light backpacking trip  jpgray   Mar-04-07 11:15 PM   #95 
  - Excellent analysis, jpgray...thanks  Richardo   Mar-05-07 12:06 AM   #96 
  - Good  flvegan   Mar-05-07 07:07 PM   #101 
  - I understand you, but...  bicentennial_baby   Mar-05-07 06:27 PM   #100 
  - Normally, I think your arguments are reasoned.  Dave Reynolds   Mar-08-07 10:18 PM   #105 
  - What great looking dogs!  Demoiselle   Mar-04-07 11:12 PM   #94 
  - What beautiful dogs  enigmatic   Mar-05-07 05:26 PM   #98 
  - Gorgeous dogs!  WolverineDG   Mar-05-07 06:22 PM   #99 
  - You took some beautiful photos.  Fran Kubelik   Mar-08-07 10:09 PM   #103 
  - YAY!  janx   Mar-11-07 04:28 PM   #106 
 

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