The 2020 Iditarod race is now officially over … BUT DOGS SUFFERED …+ more☮️

First …

DAY OUT! FREEDOM!!!!!
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Took my Huskie Jett and Lilac to the park today …

Look! I need a haircut, and I am getting fat with all the sheltering in place!!!:
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Saw a tiny white chiuaua in the gutter! She was looking for food! I screeched to a halt to see what was up (she had a home). Of course, global pandemic be da*ned, everyone behind me STILL HONKED AND CUSSED AT ME!:
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I saw a teeny tiny chiuaua here …

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Worcester’s homeless folks still struggle – BUT THE CITY IS REALLY TRYING TO KEEP THEM SAFE AND HEALTHY. …

I miss being on the road, seeing a slice of 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸:
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Here’s to THE COVID 19 VACCINE!

♥️♥️P.S. And this text just now from gal pal Dorrie:

“Do u still live at your place I was going to drop off some dog & cat food?”

I texted back to her: YES! BUT I DO NOT WANT YOU NEAR ANY OF THESE ABUSERS/HARASSERS and haters! I WILL PICK UP the goodies! ♥️ ♥️YOU!!!! – R.

– text+pics: Rose T.

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From PETA.ORG:

The 2020 Iditarod race is now officially over. The last musher, Kaci Murringer, crossed the finish line with exhausted dogs in tow this afternoon.

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😢BELOW, YOU’LL FIND A ROUNDUP OF HORRIFIC INCIDENTS THAT OCCURRED DURING THE 2020 IDITAROD, WHICH SHOWS WHY PETA AND CONCERNED PEOPLE EVERYWHERE ARE CALLING ON THIS CRUEL EVENT TO END:

Nicolas Petit forced his dogs to continue the race even after all of them reportedly vomited, one was injured in a fight with another dog, and three got frostbite. He finally stopped racing at mile 852, likely because the dogs simply couldn’t run any farther.
Jessie Royer accidentally set her own sled on fire.

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A senior dog used by Matthew Failor named Cool Cat developed twisted intestines and almost died of painful bloat.

Mitch Seavey — already the subject of a recent PETA undercover investigation that found that dogs were chained up, denied veterinary care, and even killed during training — reportedly threw a dog down and pinned her muzzle to the ground while on the race’s livestream. He previously admitted to beating, depriving, and neglecting dogs.

Thomas Waerner — who chains his dogs to wooden boxes in the snow at his kennel (a common practice for mushers) — left behind four dogs he pushed beyond the breaking point during the race.

Richie Diehl admitted that he dropped out of the race because five dogs had coughs and were showing signs of the beginning stages of pneumonia.

As of March 20, a dog named Betty used by John Schandelmeier was in critical condition with pneumonia and dogs Thunder and Charlotte weren’t eating, had lost a lot of weight, and had fevers, diarrhea, and persistent coughs.

Three mushers had to call for rescue after running dogs through part of the trail blocked by seawater overflow. Rescuers reportedly found the mushers in sleeping bags, and they required oxygen. But there was no word as to the conditions of the wet dogs in the below-freezing temperatures.
More than 220 dogs were pulled off the trail because of exhaustion, illness, injury, and other causes, leaving the rest to have to work even harder.

These instances are in addition to ongoing complaints surrounding the Iditarod, including the deaths of more than 150 dogs since the race began.

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FYI:

I think I heard our Jim May😊:

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