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March 1, 2023
Moira Colley 202-483-7382
Anchorage, Alaska – Simply forward of the 2023 Iditarod dog-sled race, songwriting legend Diane Warren has donated her Oscar-nominated track “I’m Standing With You” to a new PETA video that juxtaposes footage of canines chained up within the bitter chilly at Iditarod mushers’ dog-sledding operations with footage of PETA supporters rallying within the canines’ behalf. The Iditarod—through which greater than 150 canines have died—begins Saturday, and PETA plans to run the brand new video on Alaska TV stations over the following two weeks because the race continues.
“The pictures of trembling canines chained up alone within the snow and ice and others limping from being run to the brink of collapse are laborious to observe, however the protesters who present as much as the Iditarod yearly to talk up for these canines give me hope that this merciless occasion will finish,” says Warren. “I’m standing with PETA and the type folks worldwide who’re demanding an finish to this merciless race.”
Canines within the Iditarod are compelled to run about 4 marathons a day for as much as two weeks via snow, ice, and wind. Aspiration pneumonia, which is attributable to inhaling their very own vomit, is the primary explanation for dying for canines within the race. The official dying toll doesn’t embrace numerous others who have been killed just because they weren’t quick sufficient or who died in the course of the low season whereas chained to dilapidated bins or plastic barrels, a observe uncovered by a PETA undercover investigation.
Warren, a Grammy-, Emmy-, and Golden Globe–successful songwriter, acquired an Honorary Academy Award this 12 months in addition to her 14th Academy Award nomination, for “Applause” from Inform It Like a Girl.
PETA—whose motto reads, partially, that “animals are usually not ours to make use of for leisure”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For extra info on PETA’s investigative newsgathering and reporting, please go to PETA.org, take heed to The PETA Podcast, or observe the group on Twitter, Fb, or Instagram.