Dog Breeding Debate
By Laurie Donati
April 04, 2007
This post is in response to the dog breeding debate. I have
enjoyed reading all of these posts over the last few days, but
I am now feeling a bit disgusted at certain characteristics of
a certain person who is posting the accusatory messages.
I have two Rat Terriers that came from Kara's loving home. And
no, Margaret, I do not only have bred dogs, I have also adopted
unwanted animals because I care. I have been very happy with
my ratters, as they are very loving dogs and quite like their
mother and father; definitely not as you say, Margaret, "completely
impossible to predict the characteristics of the pups".
I disagree to this statement because my two dogs are just like
their parents; they are very loving, they're hunters, and really
smart. So it is true that you can predict the characteristics.
I have also been around many of Kara's litters of pups and they're
all different in their own quirky ways, but ultimately they have
the same demeanor.
I also find it interesting, Margaret, that you have been generalizing
to this forum that all breeders are rats. I'm disappointed.
I would expect more from someone who is truly a dog lover.
I understand what you are doing to spread the word about homeless
pets, and it is appreciated, but I feel that you're barking up
the wrong tree when you're attacking another caring human being.
Kara is not only a breeder but she has been known to adopt many
animals who do not have homes, in fact I know that she has been
doing it since she was a young child; it's in her nature. And
for you to attack her, and other loving, caring, pet owners,
I am disgusted. Not only as a pet lover myself, but also as
a woman who lives in this society.
In response to your saying, "As an individual I can have
any opinion I desire. I can believe very strongly that all dog
breeding is wrong and state my belief. So please, do not tell
me what to think, say, or do." I would like to remind you
that everyone in this forum has a right to any opinion that they
desire. I know that I can believe very strongly that you are
trying to force people to believe what you believe by making
the statements that you do. Furthermore, I know that you cannot
tell anyone what to think, say, or do, so please respect others
as you would want to be respected.
Finally, I want to applaud Scott Kline for speaking up on "Dogs,
Kids and Volunteering" I am impressed with your educated
response and suggestions. Bravo!
Maple Valley, WA
Received April 04, 2007 - Published April 04, 2007
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