Animal Welfare

Dog that completed Iditarod sled race dies of pneumonia

Mar 18, 2019

Iditarod race officials say a dog on a racer's team has died of pneumonia, and the musher has been withdrawn from the event

The Latest: Leader of animal rights group denounce Iditarod

Mar 18, 2019

A leader of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals denounced the Iditarod after a dog that participated in the race died

Prosecutors look into spate of horse deaths at Santa Anita

Mar 16, 2019

Los Angeles County district attorney's office says it's assigned investigators to help look into a spate of 22 horse deaths at Santa Anita

Santa Anita to ban medication, whips on race days

Mar 14, 2019

A filly broke both front legs at the end of a workout on the main dirt track at Santa Anita and has been euthanized, becoming the 22nd horse to suffer catastrophic injuries since Dec. 26

Wolves prove resilient, but proposal could curtail expansion

Mar 14, 2019

U.S. wildlife officials want to strip gray wolves of their remaining endangered species protections and declare them recovered following a decades-long restoration effort

Musher's journey from feeding sled dogs to winning Iditarod

Mar 14, 2019

As a young boy with a passion for sled dog racing, Pete Kaiser started out feeding the animals for a competitor before going on to win the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race this year

French musher was leading Iditarod, but then his dogs quit

Mar 11, 2019

The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race got a new leader after Nicolas Petit's dogs refused to keep going

US plans end to wolf protections; critics say it's premature

Mar 7, 2019

U.S. wildlife officials say they will lift protections for gray wolves across the Lower 48 states

Defending Iditarod champ remains self-proclaimed 'goofball'

Mar 3, 2019

Defending Iditarod champion Joar Leifseth Ulsom says success hasn't changed him

Big crowds cheer kick off of Alaska's famed Iditarod race

Mar 2, 2019

Big crowds converged on Alaska's largest city Saturday as hundreds of dogs and their humans kicked off the 47th running of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog race with a short ceremonial sprint along snow-heaped streets

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