Friday, November 20, 2009

Freaky Dogs and Other Horrors

Dog Talk is out in The Star, Weekender section, print version only. It stars Girl, our friend from down the road, and discusses the pedigree controversy.

For those of you interested in reading what the big Crufts scandal was all about, check out these stories:

Story: The Big Question: Is the breeding of pedigree dogs leading to cruel abnormalities?

RSPCA Australia explains why pedigree inbreeding is cruel

Story why RSPCA withdraws from Crufts show

Story why Pedigree drops Crufts sponsorship

The official BBC statement explaining why they did not televise Crufts this year.

Story how Kennel Club asks for permission to change breeding rules to end cruelty

How new rules will change breed looks story: Healthier new bulldog will lose its Churchillian jowl

Learn about the film that opened up this issue worldwide Pedigree Dogs Exposed


The Chair Speaks said...

Usually it is the backyard breeders out to make quick money that give the good breeders a bad name. To good breeders, health of animals hold more importance than money.

Ellen Whyte said...

I'm with you there, Chair. Problem is, there are loads of bad ones and only a few good ones. Finding someone decent can be a real struggle.

The Oceanside Animals said...

Unfortunately, you're both right. It would be a wonderful thing if all breeders put the dog's health first ...

Anya said...

Wat een schattige hond
hij heeft de kleuren van een Hollandse koe .... hahahaha...

Fijn weekend Ellen
knuffels voor iedereen van ons
Kareltje =^.^=

Boo-Bah AKA Iris said...

I bought one of my Chihuahuas from a pet store. There were signs stating they weren't from a puppy mill. After searching around I found her breeders name on a list of puppy mills. I am still glad I bought her. The puppies in pet stores need forever homes too. It is a difficult situiation.


Anonymous said...

All my animals came from shelters - but puppy mill pets also need a chance at a loving home too. Difficult situation.

~CovertOperations78~ said...

I've lobbied the govt and Minister of NRE so many times on putting restrictions on and eventually banning the retail sale of pets. They always make all sorts of nice-sounding assurances but nothing much happens after the hoo-ha dies down. Goes to show that the pet industry is big money and no one wants to disrupt the status quo. Thanks for raising awareness through your articles. You do so much more good than you'll ever realise.

KatLover said...

A very useful article now that Christmas is coming up. Stop the pet trade now!