Who Speaks for the Dogs?
Who speaks for the dogs? A lot fewer organizations than you might imagine!
In the world of dogs, mixed motives, hidden agendas, and naked economic self-interest are the watch word.
A lot of people, for example are shocked to discover that the American Kennel Club has a 50-year track record of profiting from puppy mills, embracing breed standards that create dogs that aredefective by design, and embracing crackpot 19th century eugenics theories.
What? The AKC? I thought this was an organization for dogs?
Nope. This in an organization built around rosettes and salaries.The way to keep the business going, so far as they can see, is todouble down on puppy mill registrations while maintaining a closed registry system which too often results in rising coefficients of inbreeding.
The welfare of dogs? It never enters the picture.
Mandatory health tests? They’re not only not required, they’re prohibited!
Pet shop sales? The AKC supports that!
Puppy mills? They are a major source of AKC registrations, and always have been.
Further reading here http://terriermandotcom.blogspot.com/2009/09/who-represents-dogs.html
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