Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Visit the L.A. Times blog to read Newkirk's drivel in full.
This latest round of PETA bullying should come as no surprise to anyone. The Kennel Club (the UK's version of the AKC) and purebred dog breeders were slammed in the BBC's "bash-the-breeder-fest", in Pedigree Dogs Exposed. As a result, the BBC will not broadcast the Crufts Dog Show. In the last year, PETA has stepped up its agenda against purebred dog breeders...ESPECIALLY those of us that show dogs. I refuse to give the link to PETA's blog where they trashed last year's WKC winner, but if you can stomach it, go take a look at their archives. Bullying USA Network to drop Westminster was the next logical step.
Like Billy pointed out over at Dog Show Poop, what all of us must do now is write letters of SUPPORT to USA Network. Let them hear from the purebred dog community...there are THOUSANDS more of us than there are Animal Rights fruitcakes in this country. Tell them how much you love watching, tell them that Westminster is a glorious celebration of the purebred dog and a testiment to the many dedicated breeders. Just send your letters of support! And watch the show!