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What Do the AKC and the KKK Have in Common?

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Posted February 8, 2008 by Marta Holmberg

When someone mentions a group focused on the purity of bloodlines, it’s hard to know which group is being referred to—the American Kennel Club (AKC) or the KKK. Sad (and disturbing), right?

In the group’s own words, the AKC promotes “the sport of purebred dogs and breeding for type and function.” It’s so important for people to understand that each time a dog is bought from a breeder, a shelter dog dies (from a lack of homes)—and the AKC is all about breeding dogs.

Not only that, the AKC also encourages people with specific dog breeds to dock their dogs’ tails and crop their ears. That sounds mighty similar to the practices that workers on factory farms inflict on animals raised for food, doesn’t it?

Anyway, check out this thought-provoking new peta2 video (just in time for upcoming AKC-sponsored Westminster Dog Show):


Favoring one race over another is racism, so favoring one breed over another is breedism. Fight breedism.

Adopt, don’t buy. For real, yo.

Marta

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  • Profile photo of emiefluff

    747 days ago

    VN:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I have a bred cat but she nearly did go to a shelter and she’s a moggy. Anyway back then my parents didn’t know about this and I wasn’t born so I couldn’t tell them about it. Anyway…

  • 2686 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Awesome.
    I like shelter dogs better, anyway.
    Mutts are way cuter than pure-breds ^.^

  • 2698 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    YES. this is DEFINATELY something that should be brought to attention. i mean, those poor animals at the shelder with no home and not to mention its not very comfortable for them staying in there WAITING for someone to love them. . . :[[[[[
    poor poochies.

  • 2698 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Ha, I had to do a huuuuuge research project on the KKK a while ago, so this is just even more amusing : )

  • 2698 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I think this video is brilliant! It made me laugh because it’s so true!

  • 2699 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Hey marta i adopted my rat!!:P
    btw i got an A on that interview with u!!
    thank you so so much for taking the time to do it with me, its really gonna kick up my grades!:D

  • 2699 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Now I’m only going to adopt pets! Thanks for letting me know! (Not sarcastic)

  • 2699 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    that is soo true! Adopt a pet today!

  • 2699 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Exactly!! I refuse to ever buy any animal from a breeder, this is a great issue to get out there. Thanks!!!

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