For Speedy Launch:
October 21, 2022
David Perle 202-483-7382
Austin, Texas – At at this time’s protest at Circuit of the Americas over Components 1’s (F1) ties to the Iditarod dog-sled race—through which greater than 150 canine have died—police detained three of PETA’s protesters, together with one in a husky canine costume, and eliminated them from the property in a golf cart. Pictures are obtainable right here.
The protesters had been issued a trespass warning and prohibited from returning to the Circuit of the Americas, however the remainder of this weekend’s protests will go full steam forward on the general public property in entrance of the racetrack’s entrance. Additional particulars concerning the protests seem within the media alert under.
Protesters to Descend on Components 1 Over Ties to Iditarod Canine-Race Deaths
What: This weekend, a PETA “husky” mascot representing the 150 canine who’ve died within the Iditarod dog-sledding race will lead different animal defenders as they collect exterior the Components 1 (F1) Grand Prix with indicators studying, “Components 1: Minimize Ties With Iditarod Cruelty!” PETA needs F1’s proprietor, Liberty Media, to completely put the brakes on its help of the infamous race and the canine’ struggling and abuse each throughout and after the race, as mirrored on this damning video footage. PETA has already persuaded Millennium Motels and Resorts, Coca-Cola, ExxonMobil, Alaska Airways, and Wells Fargo to drag their sponsorships.
“The Iditarod forces canine to cross almost 1,000 grueling miles of ice and wind, inflicting them to undergo from bleeding ulcers, coronary heart assaults, pneumonia, and frostbite and to die from inhaling their very own vomit,” says PETA Govt Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA is asking on F1 to cease propping up this blood-soaked race.”
The place: Circuit of the Americas, 9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd. (close to the intersection with Elroy Street), Austin
When: Friday, October 21, and Saturday, October 22, at 12 midday and Sunday, October 23, at 10 a.m.
PETA—whose motto reads, partly, that “animals usually are not ours to make use of for leisure”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview.
For extra info, please go to PETA.org or observe the group on Twitter, Fb, or Instagram.