Abolish the Quest

Abolish the Quest Dogs, humans and mushing propaganda are on the run. The Yukon Quest international dog race is a prime example of exploitation. CBC North appears all too happy to promote and cheerlead for a race that has been exploiting, breeding, inju

Dogs, humans and mushing propaganda are on the run. The Yukon Quest international dog race is a prime example of exploitation.

CBC North appears all too happy to promote and cheerlead for a race that has been exploiting, breeding, injuring, culling and killing dogs for 32 years. Thirty two years!

How many dogs are bred to produce just one competitive team? How many of those dogs end up dead at the hands of their owners, or discarded for others to “rescue” because they don’t make the cut?

Did I detect an audible increase in the volume of CBC media hype for this year’s Quest? Doesn’t the very-well-staffed CBC Yukon have anyone to actually do some journalism work with respect to the mushing industry? Or is it CBC’s mandate to show preference to stories demonstrating human supremacy over animals? At least the local papers permit alternate views to be heard.

Are school kids being indoctrinated when told about the Yukon Quest? Is it really “good for the kids,” CBC?

This race is all about people, not dogs. The dogs are chattel slaves: they are resources, property to be used for human entertainment then discarded when they are no longer useful. It is past time to abolish the Quest – shut down for good!

Mike Grieco

Whitehorse

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