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Mar 13, 2024

A third dog died on March 12 at the 2024 Iditarod, the 1,000-mile race of animal cruelty held every year in Alaska.

A three-year-old male dog named Henry is the third death in three days. Two other race dogs, Bog, a two-year-old, and George, a four-year-old both died on Sunday. "The Iditarod is the shame of Alaska," said Tracy Reiman, PETA's executive vice president. "How many more dogs need to die before this stops?"

 These are the first deaths of dogs in the race since 2019. PETA Sr.campaigner Melanie Johnson, who has worked to end the Iditarod for six years, talks to host Emil Guillermo about how these deaths heighten the urgency to end the race once and for all.

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