Help Support Iditarod Sled Dogs!

February 18, 2009 at 9:24 pm 4 comments

The nutjobs at peta are making their usual fuss about the Iditarod again this year.  It is, after all, unspeakably horrible to expect sled dogs to run.  While we’re at it, shouldn’t we lobby to keep labradors out of the water and border collies away from sheep?

Proving once again that they don’t know anything about real animals, peta’s pitching a fit about some of the happiest, best cared for and most psychologically fulfilled dogs in the world.

Peta is promoting a website where they ask people to contact race sponsor to express their outrage at the ‘mistreatment’ of the dogs. With the start of the race just a few short weeks away I think that it would be a nice gesture for those of us who really understand and appreciate working dogs to take a minute to express our appreciation them.  Sponsors are the backbone of the race.  Without them, it’s not going to happen.

So, below the fold you’ll find a list of the 2009 Iditarod sponsors.  Please don’t spam them with a bunch of email.  Take a few minutes and write a letter. A real ink and paper letter. And send by postal mail.  It’s kindof old-fashioned I know, but a single well-written letter is worth more than a thousand tossed off at a whim email messages.  You can still cheat by using your computer. I hope that these letters and cards of appreciation help convince them to maintain their sponsorship.



Anchorage Chrysler Dodge Center
2601 East 5th Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99501

EXXON Mobile Corporation
5959 Las Colinas Boulevard
Irving, Texas 75039-2298

2550 Denali Street, Suite 1000
Anchorage, AK 99503

Wells Fargo Financial
Customer Service F4008-080
800 Walnut
Des Moines, IA 50309

Alaska Airlines / Horizon Air
Customer Care
P.O. Box 68900 – SEAZI
Seattle, WA 98168

One Cabela Drive
Sidney, NE 69160

Chevron Corporation
6001 Bollinger Canyon Road
San Ramon, CA 94583

FredMeyer Stores
GO West 1/Customer Relationship Center
3800 SE 22nd
Portland, OR 97202

Horizon Lines
4064 Colony Road Suite 200
Charlotte, NC 28211

2397 Traversefield Drive
Traverse City, MI 49686 USA

6707 Democracy Boulevard Suite 300
Bethesda, MD 20817

Millenium Hotel Anchorage
4800 Spenard Road
Anchorage, AK 99517-3236

Northern Air Cargo
3900 Old International Airport Road
Anchorage, AK 99502

Peninsula Airways, Inc.
6100 Boeing Ave.
Anchorage, AK 99502


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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Therese Paul  |  February 19, 2009 at 2:14 am

    PeTA’s website proports that Ray-O-Vac has pulled out of sponsoring next year’s Iditarod. We should let the folks at Ray-O-Vac understand our displeasure as well.

  • 2. wirenth  |  February 19, 2009 at 3:07 am

    Thanks for the sponsor information. It’s a shame that Peta’s endless fussing gets so much attention. While I have zero interest in actually participating in any kind of dog racing (I’m a warm-weather kind of girl) the sport and the intense, involved relationship mushers have with their teams is awesome, and it angers me that it’s so easy for that to be overlooked because of some wackadoo protests.

  • 3. Escobar Driver  |  February 20, 2009 at 12:38 am

    It’s important to remember that most sponsors ‘get it’ and wouldn’t be supporting the race if they thought there was a problem. They don’t like the ‘anti’ mail, but they also don’t want to get buried in ‘pro’ mail either. If you know of a sponsor who’s either pulled out because of pressure or is thinking about it, send along some mail.

    The snail mail thing is a great idea if you do intend to send mail.

    Some day you really should get to AK and watch both the ceremonial start and the ‘real’ start the next day. It’s amazing.

  • 4. Alexa  |  May 16, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    You dont know what ur talking about. PETA speicializes in animals… they know their stuff.

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