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‘Misled’ Alaska Iditarod Dog Handler ‘River’ Mike Cranford’s Dying Wish: Free the Dogs

Like many, Mike Cranford, known as "River Mike" among his colleagues, began his job as a dog handler for Iditarod mushers out of a love for man's best friend. However, when faced with the...

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...