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.