Animal cruelty has given me a change of heart on dog sporting competitions

Exposing the Big Game

https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/animal-cruelty-has-given-me-a-change-of-heart-on-dog-sporting-competitions/2017/06/25/68f5ceec-585e-11e7-a204-ad706461fa4f_story.html?utm_term=.a0f78bbbebd0#comments

 Columnist June 25
I love dogs — Toni will tell you I don’t need a wife by my side, I just need a Weimaraner — and every year, my favorite column to write is a canine diary from the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race or the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.

However, I will never pen either of those columns again and apologize to readers — particularly Iditarod-wise — for my poor judgment.

The thing is, I get along with dogs better than with people; they are more dependable and less deceitful. And in writing a weekly humor column — well, in theory it’s a humor column — I always have relished the annual opportunity to look for laughs from a dog’s perspective.

But in searching for the funny, I lost sight of the facts:

Sled dog racing is cruel, unusual and unacceptable punishment…

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