Exposed: Incestuous Backgrounds of Last Year’s Crufts Winners
For Immediate Release:
10 March 2016
Jennifer White 020 7837 6327, ext 222; [email protected]
EXPOSED: INCESTUOUS BACKGROUNDS OF LAST YEAR’S CRUFTS WINNERS
PETA Points to Father/Niece and Grandfather/Granddaughter Breeding in Last Year’s Canine Winners
Birmingham – As the 2016 Crufts dog show begins, PETA has researched the family trees of last year’s “Best of Breed” “winners” and uncovered their incestuous backgrounds: the 2015 Best of Breed pug was Marbelton What a Guy at Zobear, whose grandfather is also his uncle. Last year’s Pekingese Best of Breed award went to Ch Yakee Ooh Aah Cantona, whose paternal grandparents were half-siblings.
“The pedigree fetishists at Crufts are breeding close relatives to create exaggerated physical characteristics that can cause breathing problems, hip dysplasia and more”, says PETA Director Mimi Bekhechi. “This disregard for dogs’ well-being is exactly why PETA urges anyone who cares about animals to stay far away from Crufts.”
PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way” – notes that inbreeding takes its toll on the animals. Many bulldogs, pugs, Pekingese and other brachycephalic (flat-faced) dogs cannot breathe well – let alone go for a walk or chase a ball without gasping for air – because of their unnaturally shortened airways. Other dogs suffer genetic predispositions to epilepsy, heart disease, deafness, hip dysplasia and many other health problems.
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