Re: Reporting a Breeder Question
On wierd, true and freaky (animal planet), they did this blip on "Twisty Cats."
The woman breeding these cats would have probably been burned at the stake as a witch in years past. Frankly, it would be fitting.
She was basically breeding cats that had to walk on their twisted limbs, fore legs, etc. She was doing it deliberately, and calling them by this cute disigner name.
Watching that, I wanted there to be a law against this sort of thing. Knowing how anti-legislation I am, that is kind of significant.
In years past, breeders used to cull such animals, and then not repeat the combination that created the attrocity. Recently, people are abandoning these dogs or finding them homes, and some people seem very willing to go the extra mile to help a special needs pup. I don't necessarily think that is a bad thing. But when people are deliberately breeding to create special needs animals, this should be met with outrage.
Animal planet really did not push this as an outrageous thing, just "weird, true, and freaky."
On the other hand, on animal cops, there was a line where a woman had been recently turned in for selling pups for a profit. Uh, I did not know THAT was a crime. But the woman turned over to Animal Control a group of parvo pups that she said were dumped off. Animal Control of course did not believe her as she was a breeder / hoarder. I could not watch the whole thing. But it is very possible that the woman did own the parvo pups, it is also possible that someone did drop them off.
People find out you like dogs, own dogs, breed dogs and the next thing you know they are trying to drop dogs off on you.
It is also very possible that this woman had horrible conditions etc. I just did not like the idea of turning people in for selling puppies for a profit -- this should not be a crime.
It is true that unless your critters are incredible in some way, grand champion, sieger, etc., it would be difficult to sell the puppies for enough money to turn a profit if you do all the other stuff properly, and you are not pumping out litter after litter.
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