PETA buys anti-Iditarod ads in Alaska

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Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019

(CNN) -- PETA is taking a stand against the famed Iditarod dog race in Alaska. The organization has placed ads against the sporting event on mover buses in the Anchorage area.

Officials say the dogs used in the sporting event face health-related problems.

Although the city doesn't allow certain things to be advertised, these anti-Iditarod messages are legal.

“These ads do not violate any of those restrictions so at this point we are not interfering with any first amendment rights-freedom of speech, just trying to provide advertising opportunities for the community,” said Director of Public Transportation Jamie Acton.

PETA is vowing to up their campaign in Alaska every year for as long as the race continues.