Some lunatic on a snowmachine (i.e. snowmobile as they're known outside AK), decided it would be fun and a good idea to assault two top racers (Aliy Zirkle and Jeff King) and their dog teams, and succeeded in killing one dog and injuring several others.
It's sort of hard to quantify the unique level of sick that is required to commit a crime like this, but let me try anyway.
First you have an internationally famous sled dog race that the whole world is watching and enjoying and is a huge point of pride for the state. Then you have a very isolated, dangerous-because-of-the-elements, and difficult environment in which the dogs and racers are operating. Then you have intelligent animals who have profound relationships with their humans.
And then you decide you are going to hop on a snowmachine and totally fuck with all of it in a most felonious and sociopathic manner. Now I don't own dogs and I have no idea what it's like to care for much less race dogs in the frozen wildnerness. But I do know that there are some seriously sick peeps out there, and the guy who did this has now moved up to the #1 spot on the list.
Congrats, motherfucker, whoever you are!
According to the news report, the assaulted mushers kept racing (badass AF) and the Troopers already have a suspect. All I can say is it's too bad judges can't sentence people to eternity in hell, because that is 100% where this sicko belongs.