Who are the 9 people behind “PDEconfidential,” a google group which describes itself as:
9 members, members can post, people can request an invitation to join, only members can read
Description: The fallout from the Pedigree Dogs Exposed has been unprecedented. This private group, open to only a select few who are in a position to effect real change in the dog world, is designed as a forum where information can be exchanged in complete confidence.
Group email: PDEconfidential@googlegroups.com
I found this group back in January when I noticed some traffic from a google alert for “Pedigree Dogs Exposed” coming from a message posted to the googlegroup. The first two visitors were from Arlington, Virgina and Bournemouth, England.
Who are the 9 people who are “in a position to effect real change in the dog world” and why do they want to be anonymous?
I applied to the group and my application has been pending ever since. I sent them an e-mail asking if they were the Dog Illuminati, no response. I even e-mailed Gina over at PetConnection and IM’d that crumudeon Patrick at Terrierman to see if they had any ideas. Nope.
So, three months later and there are still 9 members, and they still aren’t talking. In the mean time, the blogosphere has gotten all over Pedigree Dogs Exposed and now the American media is also running stories about the exact same issues in our country.
I wonder who has been more successful in effecting real change, the cloisterd and confidential dog illuminati or us humble bloggers? Hide your identities and motives, they call it a conspiracy. Shout your names and your goals to the world, they call it a movement.
We’ve allowed the big decisions about the welfare of purebred dogs to happen behind closed doors for too long, and the outing of the diseased and crippled product of that neglect by Pedigree Dogs Exposed and hopefully many exposés to come, will be our best bet to save our breeds. Not confidential, self involved wannabe powerbrokers.
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