Written by PETA
Every year, following the broadcast of the Westminster Dog Show, breeders and pet shops do big business, which leads to more breeding—and to an overpopulation crisis that costs millions of animals their lives each year. That's why the always fabulous Jane Lynch, one of the stars of the Fox hit Glee, sent an urgent letter to the USA Network, which airs Westminster, asking it to run a darkly humorous PETA ad that asks the provocative question, "If you buy a dog, what will you do with the shelter dog you kill?"
"Although I played an ambitious dog trainer in Best in Show, in real life I wouldn't go near the Westminster Dog Show," Jane writes. "That's why I'm asking the USA Network to please air PETA's 'Everyday Dogs' public service announcement (PSA) during your Westminster coverage so that viewers will know the real consequences of buying animals rather than adopting from shelters."
If a dog show is coming to your community, get the word out about the deadly side of breeding and pet stores and the importance of animal birth control, just like a group of concerned folks did outside the Golden Gate Kennel Club show in San Francisco over the weekend. Let's all keep it up, for the love of dog!
Written by Jeff Mackey
Ditto Suzanne. For every irresponsible animal breeder out there, there are thousands of responsible ones as described. And for those who need purebred hypoallergenic, shelter may not be an option. Slander and half truths undermine whatever credibility a person or organization deserves.
I know many dog breeders who spend many, many hours researching appropriate breeding practices, vetting the people to whom they sell their puppies, rescuing animals in need (and taking back puppies they've bred, at any time in their lives).
Has anyone done research on Breeders knowledge of genetics? From what I have seen a lot of them are down right stupid to say the least. Case in point, persian cats and pekinese dogs that have been bred in such a manner that their faces are so flat that breathing is restricted. How about mini kittens and munchkin breed ofncats. Toy dogs bred to "teacup" size that cause numerous health issues? How about ear and tail docking? The last two are NOT natural for a breed but cruel and artifial "enhancement".
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