I don’t support breeders. There are too many animals in the world without homes that the world simply doesn’t need breeders. But today I heard about a well-known dog club that dropped their sponsor, Pedigree, because their commercials are too depressing. The Director of Communications of Westminster Kennel Club, David Frei said the reason for breaking with Pedigree was due to their commercials. He said they are too depressing. He said, “When we’re seeing puppies behind bars, it takes away from that. Not just because it’s sad, but it’s not our message.” He is concerned that people are changing the TV channel when watching the Pedigree commercials. This is wrong, and it completely misses the mark for any kind of animal welfare whatsoever. Many people have a completely unwarranted belief that purebred dogs are better pets than shelter dogs. By getting rid of Pedigree as a sponsor for that reason, dogs will die. Of course, they have the right to drop any sponsor at any time, but the reason for dropping them is what is so hypocritical.
Check out this article for more info, or simply Google it for yourself: http://wapo.st/xwQY3y. Write the Communications Director of Westminster Kennel Club (@westmkc) to tell him he’s a fool: firstname.lastname@example.org. Better yet, give him a call at (212) 213-3212 or his cell phone at (646) 339-5577 or follow this link to visit their ridiculous website: http://www.westminsterkennelclub.org/mediacenter/. Some thing are well worth taking 5 minutes to voice your opinion.
Jill & I are trying out Tahlia’s Cucina in Nipomo for the first time. Hope it’s good!
Posted on February 18, 2012
Running 14 miles with the team. But why do they have to start so early? #run #running
I am a patient boy, but sitting in a waiting room for over 45 mins. for the doctor when you had an appointment is ridiculous.