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‘It’s all about the dogs,’ says Yukon Quest executive director

A documentary film criticizing the sled dog industry is still sending shockwaves through the community.

Sled Dogs, which premiered at the Whistler Film Festival in November 2016, is critical of the sled dog industry and follows four narrative threads: the story of a rookie Iditarod musher, a sled dog tour operation in Ontario, dog abuse at a now-defunct lot in Colorado and the slaughter of 56 sled dogs in Whistler, B.C. following the 2010 Winter Olympics.

The film, which was seen by two members of the board of directors last week, doesn’t name the Yukon Quest organization, but Yukon executive director Natalie Haltrich said that the race needs to be better than the status quo.

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