Friday, June 26, 2009
The American Kennel Club, (AKC) professing a desire to "share their passion" for dogs(and breeding)with mixed-breed owners, has created a registry for mutts! One dosent have to be an Einstein or a brane sturgeon to know that a reckless program like this is not about a passion for "sharing," but a passion for the almighty buck! Do they really think the American Public is that stoopid? What mixed-breed dog-owner wouldnt want "papers" on his dog? Imagine, being the proud owner of a bona-fide pure-breed "Pedigree Mutt!" Just think of the millions of dollars the AKC will net annually in the way of registration fees, "products & services" and other promotional gimmicks. This program is nothing but the promotion of wholesale back-yard breeding on a grand scale, with no thought to the so-called problem of pet over-population or the high cost of veteinary care that prohibits most people who would otherwise have a pet but are unable to afford them. Below is a link to an article on the AKCs new "Mutt Registration" Program; Please contact them and let them know what you think of this terrible idea!
Click on title above to go to article;
See also this recent article about a Texas shelter in crisis that may have to euthanize dozens of animals due to lack of funding; The situation is the same all over the nation and is a(nother) National Disgrace that more is not being done to correct these preventable problems;