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Animal rights activists interrupt conference involving Hamilton and Wolff

Footage has emerged of animal activists PETA interrupting a conference attended by Lewis Hamilton and Toto Wolff.

Lewis Hamilton and Toto Wolff were targeted as part of a protest by PETA against the Iditarod dog sled race in Alaska. Prior to the Canadian Formula 1 Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton and Toto Wolff were attending the 2023 Forbes Iconoclast Summit, which hosts a series of conferences involving "influential investors". Both Hamilton and Mercedes Team Principal Toto Wolff were speaking at a conference when their discussion was interrupted by PETA protestors. Footage was shared of the disruption, where protestors called on Hamilton to "use his influence" to encourage Liberty Media to stop their association with the Iditarod race. The Iditarod race is an annual 1500km dog sled race, which is a popular sporting event in Alaska. PETA claim that over 150 dogs are killed due to "exhaustion, illness, or injury" from the race. The race is backed by Alaskan telecommunications company GCI Communication Corp, which is a subsidiary of the Liberty Broadband, which is affiliated with Liberty Media. Outside of his motor racing duties, Hamilton is known for his activism for equality and environmental causes, along with being a vegan and dog-lover. Watch the footage below:

PETA supporters joined Lewis Hamilton's panel at the Forbes Iconoclast Summit & urged him to denounce F1's association with Iditarod, a dog-sled race in which over 150 dogs have died. Hamilton, a vegan athlete & dedicated dog dad, responded positively to their heartfelt appeal. pic.twitter.com/HroU7XVVmA — Sir Lewis Updates (@LH44updates) June 13, 2023

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