Ingrid (of PETA which is married to HSUS) doesn’t care one hoot about the dogs at Westminster or anywhere else, as her article (below) infers.. Her agenda is to deny anyone (attention pet owners!) from owning *any* animal, and In fact, thinks your kids are no different from dogs, rats and pigs (“A Rat Is a Pig Is a Dog Is a Boy”). PETA KILLS 97.3% of the animals they “shelter”!!
In this article she mentions breed-linked genetic diseases. Remember, cystic fibrosis, Tay-Sachs disease, and sickle cell disease are race-linked diseases. Rather than breed against untoward diseases, which requires genetic testing, (which breeders do to the extreme), I guess she believes people of the involved race-specific genetic diseases should be eliminated as well.
On Dec. 19 I had DNA tests done on 5 puppies for:
Hereditary Nasal Parakeratosis
Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Progressive Rod-Cone Degeneration
Retinal Dysplasia/Oculoskeletal Dysplasia 1 and Skeletal Dysplasia 2
Those tests will be followed at the appropriate age by OFA clearances of hip/elbow joints and color doppler ultrasound of the heart. Hardly willy-nilly breeding. I have never (nor do I know of any reputable breeder who has) bred mother/daughter/son, etc inbreeding.
Here is an example of my dogs during showing this weekend, having no life outside of a crate:
Ingrid is a liar, dog killer, and knows NOTHING!
Tbis is the article of lies: