Letters from the Front Line:Christopher: No one rational is going to cry over a cancer ridden dog being put down humanely, nor an unsafe dog being killed. The 2.7 million figure does not include such dogs. The RSPCA specifically says healthy adoptable animals. As...Anton: We don’t have any pitbull rescues at all in Hong Kong, they were banned as a breed a number of years ago and we haven’t had the staffies, American pitbull/bulldog craze following the banning of the proper English...IsThisForReal: Are you really this dense or did you just figure out that there are kill and no-kill shelters and that there are not enough homes for cancer ridden/elderly/behaviorally abnormal dogs? What do you expect people to do on a...Christopher: > So I’m not really on board with the notion that all of the animals can be saved. You won’t see that argument here. I’ve never been a “save them all” type. Even when I discussed No Kill and...Anton: Oh shame I saw a bulldog yesterday, actually I saw two this week. The one yesterday was outside the supermarket. The poor thing had such an undershot jaw all its bottom teeth were showing including both lower canines. It almost...Lyn: Sounds like SOMEONE’S warming up for spending the “holidays” with extended family, haha! On a more serious note, I think that breeding brachycephalics is cruel and unethical, but my daughter’s 4H Youth Dog...Anton: Ha ha this made me laugh, very true. For myself I made one brief foray into the politics and religion of dog breeding and shows to be put off for life. This wasn’t my fault I just thought I wanted a dog. I honestly...Jen Robinson: You say it’s not considered polite to talk about religion and politics. Maybe I read too many dog forums and blog comments . . . I sure see a lot of dog people who aren’t polite, and I wish some of them would...Christopher: > This is a very biased article to attempt to get people to believe that breeding for NBT is heinous This is actually a pretty straight forward article supported by facts that doesn’t whitewash NBT because ignorant...Christopher: If Jan DeMello does not breed “barbie collies” how come Hob Nob dogs were deregistered and banned from the ABCA for being barbie collies?Anon: Sandi Anderson’s Harley is not what I would consider a “Barbie Collie” a predominant working background. Just because a dog earns a show CH title, it does not make them a Barbie Collie. And just because a barbie...
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