Sparky, an Alaskan huskie and President of RUFF, had this to say, "We sled dogs are professional athletes. To prepare for this race we train year round. We are the engine, heart, and soul of the teams. We race in the snow and in the cold. For what? Dry food out of a bag and the occasional pat on the head." RUFF's demands are simple: steak daily, a new bone every week, and NO neutering.
Cancelling the race came a shock to many fans since the 1,161 mile competition is at its half way point. Governor Bramblebush realized that he may have made a mistake, but refused to negotiate with RUFF.The governor's office have made phone calls to RSU (Reindeer Sledder's Union) in order to get replacements for the dogs, to non avail. Comet, leader of the RSU, had this to say to Newest Newsy News, "I'm not here to pick up the mess that the governor made - those dogs are going to have their day."