Why the CCFSD is needed:

Given there are no rules, regulations or laws protecting sled dogs, there are many kennels operating with different practices. Many kennels are managed with the highest standards of care and attention to the welfare of their sled dogs, while others choose to only provide the bare minimum or less.

Why are a research based code of conduct and regulation needed?

In April 2010, a tragic cull of sled dogs hit national news:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whistler_sled_dog_cull

On November 22 nd 2016, sled dog owner pleads guilty to animal cruelty:

https://doppleronline.ca/huntsville/former-owner-of-kennel-had-concerns-in-2014/

In April 2013 two sled dog owners are charged with animal cruelty:

http://globalnews.ca/news/477483/two-men-in-northern-alberta-charged-with-cruelty-against-sled-dogs/