If you missed RealSports with Bryant Gumble’s report on the ethics of breeding AKC dogs last night on HBO, fear not! Border-Wars worked with the producers over the last several months to document the issues in pedigree dogs with images and scientific studies and the result is a very compelling segment. Of course the issue deserves its own full length documentary, but this is pretty solid for 15 minutes.
The complete segment with Soledad O’Brien can be viewed right here:
Bryant, Mary Corillo, and Soledad also did an “overtime” discussion on the dog breeding situation, also not to miss!
This AKC Veterinarian claims that she sees a lot of healthy bulldogs as a reproductive specialist! Note, 80-90% of Bulldogs can not whelp naturally and surgical intervention is required to deliver their puppies. How on earth can anyone who cuts open bulldogs day in and day out to do what most other breeds do without intervention claim that they are healthy?
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