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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Bedsheets And Purebreds

I think PETA have finally lost it. They staged a protest outside the Westminister Dog Show wearing white KKK robes, likening dog breeders to "master race" conscious racists...



Their goal, according to a post on the PETA website, was to draw a parallel between the KKK and the American Kennel Club. "Obviously it's an uncomfortable comparison," PETA spokesman Michael McGraw told the Associated Press.

But the AKC is trying to create a "master race" when it comes to pure-bred dogs, he added. "It's a very apt comparison."

The group passed out brochures implying the Klan and AKC have the goal of "pure bloodlines" in common.

I almost feel like letting this bit of insanity speak for itself, and close the blogpost with it. But let me delve into the topic a bit.

Not everyone who is a PETA supporter leans left politically, but they share a similar mindset with many progressives -- specifically, they take an idea which could at face-value be estimable in intent, and stretch it out to it's most ridiculous conclusion.

It's a plug-and-play logic that is so ridiculous, that it ends up alienating more people than garnering supporters.

E.G.:

They take a notion, such as animal breeders are going for a "master race" (which they are, that's the whole point of the animal kingdom, raw survival by the the fittest exemplars), and then look around for an human equivalent action.

Since they wish to suggest that animals should be given the same legal protections as humans, such as protection from race superiority, they chose the Ku Klux Klan as their imagery -- perhaps a little voice reminding them of Godwin's Law said that's more acceptable than the more "rational" allegory, Nazis. They were the ones who had a Lebensborn programme, not the Klan, morons.

Look, I realise they are doing this for effect to draw attention to their cause, and perhaps they don't really believe Peggy Gero DaValt is the new David Duke. But come on, give me a break.

Like Code Pink, they have a collective screw loose.

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9 Comments:

  • Last year I helped a colleague by translating some back and forth emails between him and a dog breeder in Germany. He then actually flew over to Munich to pick up a puppy. He explained his preference for getting an original German bloodline whelp and that the breeding techniques (e.g. no artificial insemination) were superior to American standards. He’s training the dog commands in German. I thought it was all a little over the top, but was glad to be of help.

    By Blogger chickenlittle, at Tue Feb 10, 01:41:00 am GMT-5  

  • You were aware of the PETA 'Sea Kittens' campaign?

    By Blogger Michael S, at Tue Feb 10, 03:36:00 am GMT-5  

  • To inject some irony into both "sides" here, a "pure" breed is genetically weaker than a mutt.

    And "pure" ideology--PETA suffers from the same disease as all purists, which is corruption. I can't recall the number of animals they serruptitiously kill every year but it isn't a small number and they do it serruptitiously because they know how hypocritical they are. And their BS about keeping pets--calling them "companions" or "partners" or WTF ever euphemism they use. In the end its just a way of abdicating their adult responsibility for these animals.

    I live in hunting country (though I myself don't hunt). People hunt white tail deer up here and every once in a while I have to listen to female relative (always female for some reason) talk about the poor dead deer we see strapped to vehicles. And every time that happens I point out that white tail deer are an invasive species here, that their presence is due to man, and that it is our responsibility to manage the herds through hunting unless we would prefer to be even more cruel and let them die from the various wasting diseases they can get from over-population. And then another vehicle carrying a dead deer passes and I hear the same thing all over again...

    Point being, the Hand of Man is already stuck in the business of all animals on this planet and its childish and irresponsible to think we can unring that bell and let animals live "naturally" and "free".

    By Anonymous Starless, at Tue Feb 10, 08:27:00 am GMT-5  

  • People dEsperately wanTing Attention

    By Blogger knox, at Tue Feb 10, 08:27:00 am GMT-5  

  • Must be nice to have a good trust fund to back you up while you run around in silly costumes peddling even sillier ideas...

    By Blogger ElcubanitoKC, at Tue Feb 10, 10:08:00 am GMT-5  

  • Must be nice to have a good trust fund to back you up while you run around in silly costumes peddling even sillier ideas...

    Indeed. Does Ashley Judd take the hours of effort and patience to train her dogs? Or does she have her assistant do that?

    And another thing! Has PETA saved more animals than the SPCA? Have they found more homes for animals than the Humane Society? Have they gotten any legislation passed? Have they accomplished anything other than get attention for themselves (as Knox points out so eloquently).

    I'm all in favor of naked young women in cages but it just isn't worth all of the other baggage that comes with it.

    [Word verif: ghterier. Someone may be trying to tell me something...]

    By Anonymous Starless, at Tue Feb 10, 10:30:00 am GMT-5  

  • Wow....this PETA stuff is oh so scary.....to be honest Vic...I had to look up who the heck David Duke was....

    Where did I put that pointy hat?

    I have no love at all for PETA or their supporters. I am a purebred breeder for a reason....to improve my breed.

    To strive for perfection is what we breeders seek...that ultimate "healthy" line of dogs that will carry forward and will be cherished long after I'm no longer actively involved. The reality is that there IS no perfect dog...but we can strive to produce one. That's why there are dog shows and dog breeders.

    Twenty-five years ago, I purchased my first "show" dog. I have her half-sister that lives with me now, the product of a frozen semen breeding to my first's father.

    Technology allows us to go back into the past to bring forward what we need to make an imprint on our "lines." It also allows us to DNA test/genetic test to make sure that our dogs don't carry diseases that will shorten their lives....most of my puppies don't go to show homes. Most of my puppies go to regular people who want a dog that they can love. As a breeder, I don't want them to lose that dog at a year or less....I want it to be their companion for 12-15 years.

    If you all ONLY knew the amount of LOVE, time and money that I invest into my dogs....you'd think I was certifiable...(no comment...*grin*)...but I truly care about my breed as do most other purebred breeders.

    It's a total devotion and love for the betterment of my breed.

    Flame suit donned....minus the pointy hat....David Duke can keep it...

    By Blogger Peggy Gero DaValt, at Tue Feb 10, 05:20:00 pm GMT-5  

  • If you all ONLY knew the amount of LOVE, time and money that I invest into my dogs....you'd think I was certifiable...(no comment...*grin*)...but I truly care about my breed as do most other purebred breeders.

    PETA would like everyone to believe that breeders = puppy mills. Puppy mills do exist and they're reprehensible--but there's already an organization that deals with that sort of animal abuse. The only argument I've heard in favor of PETA is that they may have "raised awareness" which may (may) have led to the rise in no-kill shelters. But I don't know of any evidence to support that argument.

    Regarding their little "protest", I'd like to know if they imagined that dressing up in KKK bedsheets might be...I dunno...offensive in the extreme to any black person who might see them?

    By Anonymous Starless, at Tue Feb 10, 07:21:00 pm GMT-5  

  • If you all ONLY knew the amount of LOVE, time and money that I invest into my dogs....you'd think I was certifiable...(no comment...*grin*)...but I truly care about my breed as do most other purebred breeders.

    It's a total devotion and love for the betterment of my breed.


    Peggy, normal people understand this. PETA people are not normal. I don't believe they even care about animals; they just do this sort of extreme behavior for attention.

    By Blogger knox, at Wed Feb 11, 08:48:00 am GMT-5  

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