Skip to main content
Advertising

Originally published Monday, April 8, 2013 at 7:20 AM

  • Share:
             
  • Comments (14)
  • Print

PETA apologizes to Iditarod musher from Alaska

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has apologized to an Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race musher whose dog died at a checkpoint.

The Associated Press

Most Popular Comments
Hide / Show comments
I hope she still sues because there is damage to her reputation. PETA gets a lot right ... MORE
Is that a first? I'm all for treating all animals humanely, but I can think of very few... MORE
Does anybody actually take PETA seriously? They are a joke of an organization whose... MORE

advertising

ANCHORAGE, Alaska —

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has apologized to an Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race musher whose dog died at a checkpoint.

PETA last month accused Fairbanks musher Paige Drobny of leaving her dog unattended and said she should be criminally prosecuted.

Drobny dropped a dog at a race checkpoint, where it was cared for by race officials. But snow from a storm covered the dog and it died of asphyxiation.

Drobny's attorney threatened to sue if PETA didn't retract its original accusation and KTUU-TV (http://bit.ly/143RUva ) reports the organization did so Friday.

A PETA statement says Drobny couldn't have known a storm was heading to the checkpoint and that she's not culpable for the dog's death. The organization apologized for suggesting she was.

Drobny called the apology "weak."

---

Information from: KTUU-TV, http://www.ktuu.com

News where, when and how you want it

Email Icon

Career Center Blog

Career Center Blog

Looking for joy on the job


Advertising
The Seattle Times

The door is closed, but it's not locked.

Take a minute to subscribe and continue to enjoy The Seattle Times for as little as 99 cents a week.

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Subscriber login ►