This month, PETA's Empathy Center in Silver Lake will host a screening of Sled Dogs, the hard-hitting, award-winning new documentary that exposes the Iditarod's dark side—from breeders who kill dogs who don't make the cut to the barren summertime kennels to the deadly race itself. This year alone, five dogs died in the race.
Doors open at 4:30 p.m., and the film begins at 5:30 p.m.
The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with the film's director, Fern Levitt, and veterinarian Dr. Paula Kislak, who appears in the documentary and has treated hundreds of dogs exploited for the race. Two rescued "huskies against the Iditarod" will also attend with their guardians.
A vegan food truck will be parked outside the event, and popcorn and other light refreshments will be served inside. RSVPing to PETAEmpathyCenter@peta.org is recommended but not required, as admission will be on a first come, first served basis.
PETA's motto is "Animals are not ours to eat, wear, experiment on, use for entertainment, or abuse in any other way."