Stop exploiting dogs

Stop exploiting dogs The Yukon Quest is built on the exploitation and killing of dogs and is inhumane! Is this an "event" to be proud of? No - it's an event that should be shut down - abolished! The media continues to show preference to stories demonst

The Yukon Quest is built on the exploitation and killing of dogs and is inhumane! Is this an “event” to be proud of? No – it’s an event that should be shut down – abolished!

The media continues to show preference to stories demonstrating human supremacy over animals by the exploitation and killing of non-humans. At least the local papers permit ongoing opinions with respect to non-humans and how they are exploited.

Human beings breed and use animals for their own gains, and a prime example is the Yukon Quest. This race is all about people, not dogs. The dogs are chattel, slaves: they are resources, property to be used for human entertainment.

Minister of Tourism and Culture Mike Nixon in his propaganda mush (as I call it) speech for the Yukon Quest in the legislative assembly recently said, “Since 1999, the Department of Tourism and Culture has provided over $2.3 million to the Yukon Quest Canada”- $2.3 million to promote and support the exploitation of dogs for human entertainment, Mr. Dixon?

And again: Will Yukon tourism suffer without the labour of the dogs? Will it? When will we see an end to the spending of public money on this race? A race, that has been exploiting, injuring and killing dogs for 30 years! What a legacy!

Human beings should pull their own sleds 1,000 miles. Propaganda mush is on the run.

Mike Grieco

Whitehorse