I Homed More Dogs Than PeTA

I’m a very small-time hobby breeder of purebred Border Collies–about as small as you can get and still be “a breeder”–yet in 2008 I found more homes for dogs than the entire PeTA organization.  I bred one litter of 6 puppies in-house and my dog Dublin studded a litter of 2 puppies for another breeder.  All 8 puppies found permanent homes and all of them are happy and healthy in those same homes today, four years later.  That’s an 8-for-8, 100% success record for producing dogs people wanted and matching those puppies with great homes.

In that same year, PeTA took in 2,216 dogs and found homes for only 7 of them.  They have an operating budget of over $35 million dollars, 300 employees, and over 2 million members and yet they failed to find homes for 99.68% of those dogs.  In fact, they killed 84% of those dogs within 24 hours of receiving them leading to a final kill rate of 95.8% of all dogs they got their hands on, a staggering 2,124 dead dogs.  That’s basically killing more than 9 dogs every working day and only finding a home for one dog every other month.

I’ve never killed a healthy dog nor caused one to be killed.  I’ve never contributed to the shelter or rescue population.  No dog that I’ve ever owned or bred has ever placed a burden on taxpayers, charities, or volunteers. None of the dogs I’ve bred are dead and none of them took a home from a hopeful PeTA dog. How could they have when PeTA slaughtered almost every dog they acquired before they went home from the office on the day those dogs came in?

PeTA pulls stunts like this to make you blame breeders like me for the dogs they kill. If Westminster were a PeTA shelter, then the dogs in Best In Show would survive and every other dog in the arena would be slaughtered.

Since 2008 the two-thousand-one-hundred-and-twenty-four dogs PeTA “embraced” that year have done nothing but rot in a landfill.  The 8 dogs I helped enter the world in 2008 have since won trophies in dog sports, comforted the sick and elderly, greeted customers daily at a popular business, appeared in a motivational poster, worked thousands of cattle, advanced science by participating in multiple studies, starred in commercials for a popular dog toy, won a photography contest, been featured in a high end art gallery in watercolor, helped train dozens of other dogs with their professional dog trainer owners, and brought immeasurable joy to me and their new families.

Yet PeTA has spent hundreds of millions of dollars to get you to blame me for the dogs they kill.  To put one year’s worth of their killing in perspective, here’s their abysmal record for 2008.  Killing almost every single dog you get your hands on is not ethical treatment, it’s mass slaughter.  Don’t support PeTA and their evil agenda.

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About Christopher

Christopher Landauer is a fifth generation Colorado native and second generation Border Collie enthusiast. Border Collies have been the Landauer family dogs since the 1960s and Christopher got his first one as a toddler. He began his own modest breeding program with the purchase of Dublin and Celeste in 2006 and currently shares his home with their children Mercury and Gemma as well. His interest in genetics began in AP Chemistry and AP Biology and was honed at Stanford University.