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CruiseExperts Removes Dogsledding Excursions After Iditarod Cruelty

In a bid to tackle tourist-funded animal exploitation, Vancouver-based travel company CruiseExperts Travel, owned by the Merit Travel Group, has removed all dogsledding excursions from its offerings on AlaskaShoreExperts.com. The decision follows pressure from animal rights...
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Iditarod Track Dogsled Race Loses Jack Daniel’s Sponsorship Amid Animal Welfare Concerns

The internationally-renowned alcohol brand Jack Daniel's has dropped its sponsorship of the annual Iditarod, the world famous 1000-mile dogsled race. The world's largest animal rights organization, PETA, congratulated the company on Instagram after 180,000 of...

Grizzly Bears ‘Go Vegan’ as They Opt for Berries Over Salmon

Now here's one to debunk that old protein myth: grizzly bears - those huge muscular 1,000 pound things - have stopped eating salmon in favour of elderberries. Alaskan Kodiak Island bears typically are known to...

Holiday Deep Blues: Are Cruises Killing Marine Life?

This week saw a humpback whale, thought to be a juvenile, impaled on a Princess Cruises ship: an unanticipated passenger as the ship arrived in Alaska. The 6-metre long humpback was harpooned by the 290-metre...