Fans of AKC take notice: Do you know what they are doing beside putting on a show once per year?
The American Kennel Club (AKC) is the main opponent lobbying Gov. Patrick NOT to sign Bill 344 - that would ban devolcalization in Massachusetts. Their logic - at least that put forth in the formal letter to the Governor - dogs need to be devocalized that bark continuously and its the "humane" thing to do rather then have them end up in shelters. WRONG. perpetual barkers can be trained/untrained not to bark. This is one of the things Boston Dogs Organization does, train out through proven methodology, over barking. The AKC's logic is disgusting and hides their own agenda. Their governing body is composed of "blue-blood," North Carolian breeders who A) have a vested financial interest in seeing this continue B) are clearly opposed by many nonprofits, C) a state home to many puppy mills and rampant abuse, and D) care more about showing dogs then anything else.
Do your own research, form, your own opinion, call Gov. Patrick on this. --- Do we devocalize human's because of a CORRECTABLE behavior issue that often stems from the treatment of these AKC breeders lack of conditions as well. The AKC has a household name but are faced with 100:1 ratio of supporters of the Bill versus themselves and a few others. The AKC does have redeemable qualities such as the CGC, but its only common sense tagged with a registered trade-mark. Boston Dogs Organization is rethinking its partnership with such an archaic, inhumane, self-righteous, organization. Don't let the proverbial wool be pulled over your eyes.MassFed is also backing the AKC play.
This is only the first part of what a dog goes through living a inhumane life of a devocalized dog:
Tell Gov. Patrick: Don’t Tolerate This Cruelty.
Some breeders devocalize routinely to keep many dogs without complaints from authorities—
or because they like to profit from but not hear their own animals. Show dog exhibitors, mushers, and dog and cat hoarders are known to devocalize too.
Veterinarians and shelter execs testified: Devocalization is an act of cruelty!
No matter how vocal cords are cut or how skilled the vet, dogs and cats face serious risks without any benefit. Devocalized animals are abandoned like any other.
House Bill 344 will ban cruel devocalization statewide
But ONLY if Gov. Patrick signs it by April 23
as passed by the legislature.
84% of Massachusetts adults oppose devocalization. The House passed this humane legislation 155-1. The Senate passed it overwhelmingly too. It’s now on Gov. Patrick’s desk, waiting for him to sign it into law. Without your voice, that might not happen.
Special interests that profit from devocalization
are pressuring Gov. Patrick to veto this humane bill
or change it to suit their selfish purposes.
Act NOW! Without your voice, animals have none, literally.
► CALL THE GOVERNOR’S OFFICE AT 1-888-870-7770 ANY TIME. It’s always
best to speak with a person, but if you can’t call during the day, do it after hours and
press "1" to leave a recorded message.
► GET AT LEAST 3 OTHER VOTING AGE ADULTS TO CALL TOO.
Provide your name and the town you live in—Massachusetts residents only.
Say in your own words: "I urge Gov. Patrick to sign House Bill 344
into law. Devocalization is cruel and unethical. Massachusetts should
not continue to tolerate it.”
Search Faces of Devocalization and Unkindest Cut Devocalization on youtube.com
House Bill 344 is endorsed by canine advocates, animal shelters, nonprofits for dogs, and veterinarians statewide.
Here are their websites the offender websites as well www.akc.org and http://www.massfeddogs.org/