[ SHOWGSD-L ] Re: Shepherds in the UK

  • From: "pmick12" <pmick12@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <Showgsd-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 18 Nov 2009 13:57:05 -0500

Peggy

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "pmick12" <pmick12@xxxxxxxxxxx>

>
>    I've been writing about bad legislation and AR groups for years...and
> Stormy's been right behind me...posting all the time about proposed
> legislation, etc., and for the most part, the dog fancy has ignored these
> warnings...the actions being taken by the KC in the UK
> are a direct result of people playing ostrich and thinking "it won't 
> bother
> me."  Yes, it will...maybe not today, but not too far down the road.
>
>      Our legislators, for the most part, at every level, in the majority 
> of
> the country, buy into the AR spiel.....because we are silent.  How many of
> us consider the AR positions of the people we vote for?  Do we even ask 
> them
> how they feel about MSN, etc.?  I bet not.
>
>    So, while Dave may think that it is a good idea for the club to 
> approach
> AKC to try to "understand the dynamics of what is happening" would be, 
> right
> now, useless.  AKC vocally supports the efforts of those fighting 
> anti-dog,
> anti-breeder legislative proposals...but it is up to US...you and me, not 
> to
> the AKC.    We don't need to interact with AKC to prevent the AR groups 
> from
> taking over...at
> least not in more than the most peripheral way.   AKC is on our side...but
> basically only as it applies to itself...there's no short term money to be
> raised by fighting bad legislation...so it is not a front row item.  They
> will assist us, I guess...but in the end, it's on our own heads.
>
>      BTW -- none of this is new.  Not the AR movement, not the situation 
> in
> Britain...and not my (and Stormy's and others) telling you that it is up 
> to
> us.........

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