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RE: Iditarod dogs
By Paul Jarvi


January 25, 2013
Friday AM

Regarding Ms Glickman's letter, Sled Dogs are breed to run in the snow and pull a weight. If you have ever owned a Siberian Husky with blue eyes like I have you would know this as a matter of fact. These dogs are adapted to the cold, they have two types of fur to keep them warm in the winter and less warm in the summer. I go to Florida on business once a year and notice these dogs in misery being walked on Ms. Glickman's hot humid streets with their abundance of fur.

I know several mushers and know that they have nothing but respect for their teams. All sports have flaws. The Iditarod is a good organization and the Veterinarians that monitor the race are good people.

Please care about your wild Manatee population as much as you care about Alaska's Sled Dogs and something good might happen.

Best regards,

Paul Jarvi
Ketchikan, AK

About: " I have lived in Alaska since 1974. I have watched the " Greatest Race" and admired the dog and human athletes since the first year of the race!"

Received January 23, 2013 - Published January 25, 2013

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