Replace: PETA Members Arrested Chaining Themselves Up at Liberty Media HQ to Protest Sponsorship of Canine Loss of life Race

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November 30, 2023

David Perle 202-483-7382

Englewood, Colo. – 4 PETA supporters—together with an area mother and a university pupil—have been arrested and have been criminally charged with vandalism and trespassing after two of them cemented their ft into concrete blocks and chained themselves up exterior Liberty Media’s headquarters in Englewood this morning to protest the corporate’s help of the Iditarod dog-sled race, by which greater than 150 canine have died. Images and video footage are accessible right here.

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As Liberty workers watched, police used bolt cutters to chop two protesters—36-year-old native mom Chandra Fuller and 19-year-old San Diego State College pupil Mason Melito—out of the chains that have been padlocked round their necks (just like how canine used within the Iditarod are stored chained after they’re not being compelled to run). Authorities drilled the protesters out of the concrete and tore down a PETA banner calling on Liberty to chop ties with the Iditarod—however when the protest was over, the protesters’ message that Liberty “Funds Canine Deaths” scrawled in “blood” remained. The 2 different individuals arrested have been bystanders filming the protest.

Extra particulars about immediately’s protest seem beneath.

Breaking: PETA Protesters Chained Up at Liberty Media HQ to Blast Ties to Lethal Canine-Sled Race

Englewood, Colo. — To protest Liberty Media’s help of the Iditarod dog-sled race, by which over 150 canine have died, two PETA supporters have scrawled that Liberty “Funds Canine Deaths” in faux blood on the Englewood-based firm’s headquarters signal and are chained by the neck to concrete posts within the snow—simply as canine used within the lethal race are stored chained after they’re not being compelled to run. Images and video from the “chaining” can be found right here.

PETA notes that Alaska Airways, Chrysler, Coca-Cola, Jack Daniel’s, Wells Fargo, ExxonMobil, and others stopped supporting the Iditarod after studying from PETA how canine endure and die due to the race, however Liberty subsidiary GCI, an web service supplier, has been sponsoring the infamous occasion to the tune of greater than $250,000 yearly.

“Liberty is financing a race by which canine are compelled to run throughout 1,000 miles of snow and ice till their paws turn into bloody and their our bodies give out,” says PETA Government Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA gained’t let up the stress on Liberty till it joins the numerous firms which have dropped their sponsorship of this despicably merciless race.”

As much as half the canine who begin the Iditarod don’t end it. Throughout this 12 months’s race—which had the smallest area of mushers within the occasion’s historical past—roughly 175 canine have been pulled off the path on account of exhaustion, sickness, damage, or different causes, leaving the remaining ones to work even tougher. The race resulted in controversy after the winner was caught on video dragging exhausted canine towards a checkpoint.

The main reason for demise for canine within the Iditarod is aspiration pneumonia—attributable to inhaling their very own vomit—and the race’s official demise toll doesn’t embrace numerous others who have been killed just because they weren’t quick sufficient or who died throughout the low season whereas chained subsequent to dilapidated bins or plastic barrels within the bitter chilly, a apply uncovered in a PETA undercover investigation.

Liberty Media’s headquarters—the location of PETA’s “chaining”—is situated at 12300 Liberty Blvd., Englewood.

PETA—which owns inventory in Liberty and whose motto reads, partly, that “animals usually are not ours to make use of for leisure or abuse in every other approach”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For extra info, please go to, take heed to The PETA Podcast, or comply with the group on X (previously Twitter), Fb, or Instagram.

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