Question by Tyra Dobe: Do you think PeTa have gone to far? They want to end dog shows on TV – Vote and have your say against PeTa?
Interested in your opinions on this matter.

To Vote GoTo:

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/unleashed/2009/01/dog-show-fans-t.html

The article that appears in the above link:

Back in December, the BBC announced that it wouldn’t air the Crufts dog show because of concerns over purebred dogs’ health. Earlier this week, we told you that PETA is asking the USA Network, which broadcasts the Westminster Dog Show every February, to follow the BBC’s lead and discontinue coverage of America’s most prestigious dog show.

We suspected a lot of you would take issue with PETA’s premise: that breeding dogs for the show ring locks in genetic defects that, it argues, plague “as many as one in four purebred dogs … with a serious genetic problem.” But we were surprised by just how vocal you were: More than 300 of you have commented on the story so far.

Some of you agreed with PETA. Christine said, “I think it would be great if the USA Network dropped this show. Let’s do a special on the USA Network about all the adorable shelter dogs available!” And Carl S chimed in, “PETA is spot on. The AKC is about money and human arrogance, not about what’s in the best interest of dogs.”

Most of you, though, said the show must go on. “It is a total misconception that mixed breeds are more healthy than purebreds. Responsible breeders routinely screen for health problems. A mixed breed dog has no such testing and can inherit problems from many ancestors,” said Janet. And Purebred dog lover mused, “We are now in an era with the animal rightists trying to destroy and discredit breeders of purebred dogs. It must be duly noted that there are no health statistics kept on mixed breeds, just on purebred dogs. Who knows how many mixed breeds die of disease or breed problems gotten genetically from their mixed parentage?”

Many thanks for looking at this question and hopefully for voting on this topic.

I personally believe PeTa have gone too far and need to be stopped.

Please forward the link to as many dog people as possible to protect purebred dogs and our rights to watch broadcast conformation shows like Crufts and Westminster.
To add to this topic:

I am talking about reputable breeders that only breed to better their breeds – a decent breeder does not inbreed nor do they over breed (yung chelz).

A reputable breeder will not pump out puppies like a puppy mill – they are the ones who abuse dogs by breeding them from their first season and continuing to breed until the animal dies.

I own 2 Dobermann show dogs (In Australia) and I know my breeder very well, I know how many litters she has and how much work and money goes into having them health tested for genetic issues and I also know how much money she has spent bringing in new bloodlines from overseas. She does not breed for profit and she is very particular about who gets any of her puppies.

I sadly have to admit that there are those who do breed too many puppies without health testing or screening prospective owners and they tend not to produce Champion stock.. they are as bad as a puppy mill – I do not consider these as reputable breeders.

Best answer:

Answer by yousayWHA?
I think Peta went to far when they founded themselves.

They have a good idea, but they’ve went too far with it and have been proven to make up a lot of their videos themselves.

Plus they can be damn annoying.

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