Update: PETA Members Arrested Chaining Themselves Up at Liberty Media HQ to Protest Sponsorship of Dog Death Race

Four PETA supporters—including a local mom and a higher student—were underdeveloped and have been criminally charged with vandalism and trespassing without two of them cemented their feet into touchable blocks and chained themselves up outside Liberty Media’s headquarters in Englewood this morning to protest the company’s support of the Iditarod dog-sled race, in which increasingly than 150 dogs have died. Photos and video footage are available here.

As Liberty employees watched, police used vendibles cutters to cut two protesters—36-year-old local mother Chandra Fuller and 19-year-old San Diego State University student Mason Melito—out of the villenage that were padlocked virtually their necks (similar to how dogs used in the Iditarod are kept chained when they’re not stuff forced to run). Authorities drilled the protesters out of the touchable and tore lanugo a PETA imprint calling on Liberty to cut ties with the Iditarod—but when the protest was over, the protesters’ message that Liberty “Funds Dog Deaths” scrawled in “blood” remained. The two other people underdeveloped were bystanders filming the protest.

More details well-nigh today’s protest towards below.

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

Englewood, Colo. — To protest Liberty Media’s support of the Iditarod dog-sled race, in which over 150 dogs have died, two PETA supporters have scrawled that Liberty “Funds Dog Deaths” in fake thoroughbred on the Englewood-based company’s headquarters sign and are chained by the neck to touchable posts in the snow—just as dogs used in the mortiferous race are kept chained when they’re not stuff forced to run. Photos and video from the “chaining” are misogynist here.

PETA notes that Alaska Airlines, Chrysler, Coca-Cola, Jack Daniel’s, Wells Fargo, ExxonMobil, and others stopped supporting the Iditarod without learning from PETA how dogs suffer and die considering of the race, but Liberty subsidiary GCI, an internet service provider, has been sponsoring the notorious event to the tune of increasingly than $250,000 every year.

“Liberty is financing a race in which dogs are forced to run wideness 1,000 miles of snow and ice until their paws wilt underdone and their persons requite out,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA won’t let up the pressure on Liberty until it joins the many companies that have dropped their sponsorship of this despicably unforgiving race.”

Up to half the dogs who start the Iditarod don’t finish it. During this year’s race—which had the smallest field of mushers in the event’s history—approximately 175 dogs were pulled off the trail due to exhaustion, illness, injury, or other causes, leaving the remaining ones to work plane harder. The race ended in controversy without the winner was caught on video dragging worn-out dogs toward a checkpoint.

The leading rationalization of death for dogs in the Iditarod is aspiration pneumonia—caused by inhaling their own vomit—and the race’s official death toll doesn’t include myriad others who were killed simply considering they weren’t fast unbearable or who died during the off-season while chained next to dilapidated boxes or plastic barrels in the stormy cold, a practice exposed in a PETA undercover investigation.

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

PETA—which owns stock in Liberty and whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to use for entertainment or vituperate in any other way”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For increasingly information, please visit PETA.org, listen to The PETA Podcast, or follow the group on X (formerly Twitter), Facebook, or Instagram.