AKC and KKK: BFFs in Some Ways?

Published by PETA.

If you watch the USA network, then you are probably aware that the Westminster dog show is next week. They’re promoting it out the wazoo—I know this from being forced to sit through commercial breaks during House because the Best Cat in the Universe is snoozing on my lap.

Anyhoo, PETA wouldn’t want to miss an opportunity to get dog breeders’ dander up, so we’ll be outside Madison Square Garden during the show.

Last year, we held giant posters bearing the image of a sad-eyed shelter dog and reading “Breeders Kill Shelter Dogs’ Chances.” This year, we’re up to something different and thought-provoking: We’ll show up dressed as Klansmen to point out some of the eerie similarities between the AKC and the KKK. Pure bloodlines, master race/master pedigree, woeful lack of fashion sense. Creepy, isn’t it?

To give you a sneak peek, here’s the leaflet that our “KKK recruiter” will hand out:




And here’s the banner that our hooded henchmen will brandish:




Purebreds only? Wrong for people. Wrong for dogs.

Written by Alisa Mullins

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