Join Date: Apr 2009
Dogs Name: Richter; Sypha; RIP Shanoa & Simon
Titles: Richter: CAA L1V NW1 L1I L1E L1C NW2 L2V ACT1 RATI WAC; Sypha: NW1 NW2 L1C L1V L1E RATI SOG WAC
Dogs Age: d.o.b. 7/13/2012; d.o.b. 12/6/2015
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The APDT has apparently chosen to remove their statement, based on pushback from their members. While I'm glad to see that, I'm still disappointed that it was ever even done in the first place.
These are the kinds of things that are starting to creep up all over and I do think we need to be vigilant, not just on the cropping/docking issue, but on all kinds of small things that are little infringements on dog owners rights. I would urge you all to pay attention all over the country - there are a lot of attempts to ban hunting trials, there are mandatory spay/neuter initiatives in different areas of the country...all kinds of things that the animal rights agenda is pushing. Things that may not affect "our breed" but we all need to work together. It doesn't take much when it's a small thing here or there to get the ball rolling towards bigger things later. It's very easy to change the mindset of the public into thinking "of course we should ban that!"....I can't tell you how many people I know that think we should definitely ban certain training tools, or that cropping SHOULD be banned, etc. Even if YOU don't want to use that tool....it's a very slippery slope.
Richter & Sypha
Glengate's Mountain Fortress CAA ORT L1V NW1 L1I L1E L1C NW2 L2V L2I ACT1 RATI SOG WAC
& Sirai's Golden Masquerade ORT NW1 L1C L1V L1E L1I NW2 RATI SOG WAC
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