Archive for the ‘American Kennel Club’ Category

PM News Pack: dog fighting bust, the AKC and letters on Prop B

Links galore tonight as we look at articles and editorials from an arrest of 24 suspects in a dog-fighting ring to thoughts on the American Kennel Club to two letters supporting Missouri’s Proposition B anti-puppy mill measure.

First, let’s go to the two letters to the editor that appeared on the Kansas City Star website. These letters relate to an effort in the Missouri legislature to overturn Prop B, which passed by a vote of the people.

The first letter-writer wonders if some those wishing to overturn the measure might “operate their own puppy mills.” And she adds – “Why were we even given the opportunity to vote if our opinion means nothing?

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State representative thinks puppy mill laws in Pennsylvania should be scaled back

The Pack of Putrid Punditry Award for the day goes to Pennsylvania state representative Gordon Denlinger, who has introduced a resolution to reopen discussion on the state’s puppy mill regulations, which were enacted in 2008.

It seems, as reported by The Morning Call, Denlinger and others of like (and warped) mind want to study the economic impact of shutting down puppy mills. They say the state lost millions in sales tax dollars and the puppy millers lots millions in sales.

An article posted on seems to show Denlinger meandering around his true intentions –

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Video – Betty White for shelter pets and the Pedigree Foundation

Betty White – a long-time advocate for homeless pets – has a new video out for the Pedigree Foundation.

Also, a writer named Pamela Black has a column on, noting White is teaming with Pedigree Foundation for the PSA video. And in reading the piece, it seems she has similar thoughts about the AKC as I do.

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Headline – “NC dog breeders wary of Missouri referendum”

A story posted on the Lincoln Tribune website on Tuesday suggests breeders in North Carolina are worried about the results of the Missouri referendum known as Prop B. Why? For one thing, North Carolina citizens don’t have the right to petition for a ballot measure – unfortunately.

And why should good breeders be worried about standards they should already meet and in so many cases do meet or exceed. NC Senate Bill 460, which earlier this year stalled in committee, was somewhat less stringent than Prop B in Missouri.

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Report: AKC turns away homeless dogs from NYC event

Earlier today I received a press release from that included the statement – “” The American Kennel Club has rejected a request from the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals to allow dogs and puppies from local NYC animal rescue groups and shelters to stage an adoption event in the same building as the AKC’s “Meet the Breeds.” “”

The AKC is holding an event called – AKC & Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA) “Meet the Breeds.”

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