After a long hard battle by breeders and the breed clubs England, Scotland and Wales failed to protect our rights and our dogs as they lost the battle for "CHOICE" in docking their dogs April 2007.
Rest assured this fight has NOTHING to do with choice or with cruelty - it has to do with AR groups who could not get purebred dogs banned outright so they started by chipping away at the standard. IF they can get one part of the standard to fall everywhere then it sends a loud clear message that breed standards, specific breeds, and adherence to long standing breed types are not important and therefore, purebred dogs should be banned.
That is where it is headed - As Americans we must stand tall for our rights. The government does not care about or understand the purebred dog world, shows, training, breeding etc so they need to stay the heck OUT but above all they should not support any AR groups agenda.
Just look what happened to the Rotties when their president sold them out and now their standard allows an undocked dog to show and win. You say not important..... You say what is the big deal......
Here is the link to the latest Dog News magazine: http://issuu.com/dognews/docs/072613 Go to page 121.
I wanted to post this info on “The Case for Docking” published by the Council of Docked Breeds in the UK. so I will publish the link to their website www.cdb.org for further information and to read the article.. It appears as though the website has not been updated in a couple years, but there are excellent examples ................
* Registrations drop drastically Doberman registration has gone from 80,000 in the late 70's down to less than 10,000 in 2009.............How much further down can we go before we become
an endangered species FIGHTING for survival????
* AVMA and CVMA both have followed the AR agenda and worked to ban tail docking
***16,000 reported tail injures that could have been prevented
5,000 amputations due to tail injuries on older dogs again prevented by docking
*** No one has proved on any level that tail docking is harmful .....but there is proof it is beneficial especially to docked breeds, otherwise why the exemption for working dogs???
Since the initial writings above several providences in Canada have BANNED cropping and docking. CHOICE has proven over and over to lead to NO CHOICE. We must pull our heads out of the sand and understand that the fight is far deeper than the crop / dock issue. It goes to the very heart of the purebred dog world and/or its elimination. The choice is choose a side...One maintains our breed standards and the other leads to the destruction of dogs - animals period ............................Wake up before it is too late and stop the insanity.
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