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One of the major criticisms of the Iditarod race is the treatment of dogs. Throughout the years, mushers have been accused of overworking canines leading to the loss of their lives. However, this year, according to the Alaska Daily News, Iditarod officials were able to report no dog deaths proving that this race is increasing in safety for all participants.
The enforcement of stricter entrance guidelines has a lot to do with the Iditarod becoming a safer race. Also, rules about the treatment of dog teams from diet to medial treatment play a factor. The officials over this race have gotten tougher each year on participants in an effort to host both a competitive and humane event.
Hopefully, this trend of safety will increase as the Iditarod continues on. After all, the ‘greatest race on earth’ should also be the safest one. Find out more about the Iditarod by visiting www.Iditarod.com.
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