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Say NO to USACTC & AKC

Say No to USACTC & AKC

USACTC & AKC not good for the rare breed Coton de Tulear.

 

From ACTAdvocates for the Coton de Tulear:

Supporters- Not only do Coton owners and breeders fight against recognition by the American Kennel Club, but we also fight the battle against the Coton club that is seeking AKC recognition. The club that is taking the breed against the wishes of the majority of Coton owners is the USACTC.  How can anyone put showing above the health and welfare of a breed?
Get familiar with the names that are responsible.  http://usactc.org/breeders/breeders-directory/

These are the people that support the actions of USACTC.  Here is a link to their board members http://usactc.org/club-information/board-members/

You may notice that some of the names in charge may not be listed in their own Breeders list.  Why?

Send them an e-mail and let them know that you support the Coton de Tulear as a rare breed and that the breed is not ready for AKC.  Say “No to AKC”!

Please also contact AKC and let them know your thoughts about AKC recognition for this precious rare breed.

http://www.akc.org/contact/index.cfm?action=contact_akc

 

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New York Times article about AKC

Safety Concerns Stoke Criticism of Kennel Club

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/10/sports/many-animal-lovers-now-see-american-kennel-club-as-an-outlier.html

Cotons mentioned in New York Times article about the American Kennel Club.

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Coton de Tulear versus AKC and Puppy mills

A Closer Look At Animal Welfare Issues :

BCTV- WEDNESDAY NIGHT

THE COTON de TULEAR versus AKC AND PUPPY MILLS

Host:  Tina Evangelista-Eppenstein

Tune in tomorrow night on BCTV (A Close-Up Look at Animal Welfare Issues) at 6:30 when my guest, Robyn Rosenthal, Secretary for the Advocates for the Coton de Tulear (ACT) and I will continue our discussion on the AKC’s decision to name another Coton de Tulear group as the “parent club” of the breed. Watch and see why this is a bad decision for this breed or any breed of dog.

Find out why the American Kennel Club is a misnomer at best.

With PA’s dog law ready to go into full effect on July 1st, what will this mean for the dogs in puppy mills that are actually supported by the AKC?

With a new Special Deputy Secretary of Agriculture, Lynn Diehl, replacing Jessie Smith, who has no experience with animals but 32 yrs. of a banking background, what will this mean for PA’s commercial kennels?

Find out the answers to these questions and more on tomorrow night’s show. You can streamline live the show at BCTV.

If you have any questions/comments, please feel free to call in during the live program at 610-378-0426. You can email me personally at tevangelistaepp@yahoo.com.

http://www.bctv.org/bctv/see_schedule/

http://readingeagle.com/blog.aspx?bid=74&id=22991&t=BCTV-WEDNESDAY-NIGHT-AKC-VS-THE-COTON

 

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American Coton Club

Home of the Rare Breed Coton de Tulear

http://www.AmericanCotonClub.com

info@AmericanCotonClub.com

 

Please sign the petition to help Save the Coton de Tulear from AKC and Puppy Mills!!

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/95/Protect-the-rare-breed-Coton-de-Tulear/

 

 

Save the Coton de Tulear from AKC and puppy mills!

Take action- Sign the petition to help save the rare breed Coton de Tulear

A petition is being sponsored by the American Coton Club, the Coton de Tulear Club of America and all Coton lovers who are concerned about the welfare of the rare breed Coton de Tulear.  Please sign the petition and ask your Coton families to sign the petition.   Coton lovers can unite and send a powerful statement to the AKC in support of keeping the Coton a rare breed dog.

The Coton de Tuléar is a rare breed with amazing qualities and a healthy gene pool not yet spoiled by poor breeding practices and over breeding. Thousands of companion owners cherish this breed and want it to remain a rare breed and not in the hands of AKC.

Help save the Rare Breed Coton de Tuléar!!!

Please join the American Coton Club, the Coton de Tulear Club of America, Coton breeders, exhibitors, companion owners and the Coton community at large, who all wish to protect the Rare Breed Coton de Tuléar.

Help preserve the health, well-being, and genetic integrity of this wonderful breed. Please take action and sign this petition.

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/95/Protect-the-rare-breed-Coton-de-Tulear/

Tell the AKC that the Coton de Tuléar is healthy and safe as a Rare Breed.

The future of this wonderful breed is in your hands.

Let your voice be heard.   Say No To AKC!!

The results of this petition will be forwarded to AKC.


Please also consider calling, sending an e-mail or writing a letter to the AKC to express your objection to AKC recognition of the Coton de Tuléar.

Please Contact:
Mari Beth O’Neil and Christine Weisse
fss@akc.org
AKC Customer Care
8051 Arco Corporate Drive, Suite 100
Raleigh, NC 27617-3390
Phone AKC 919-233-9767

There are 4 National Coton de Tuléar breed clubs. Only three (3) of those clubs require mandatory health testing of breeding Cotons. Ethical Breeders and impassioned companion owners are dedicated to preserving the health, well-being, and genetic integrity of the Coton de Tuléar and want to see this breed remain healthy.

Last year one of the clubs (USACTC) announced its intention to pursue AKC recognition of the rare breed Coton de Tuléar. That club received less than 100 votes from members of their club to move forward with AKC recognition. Over 700 Coton owners signed a petition against AKC recognition. In fact, the majority of the Coton community responded extremely negatively to the prospect of full AKC recognition for the Coton de Tuléar breed. There has been worldwide support to save the Coton de Tuléar from AKC, puppy mills, and puppy brokers. Despite this support, AKC continues to pursue the Coton de Tuléar dog breed. Now a new club (formerly defunct) has stated their intention to take the Coton to AKC.

The AKC (American Kennel Club) is simply a for profit dog registry. AKC does not require health testing nor does the AKC verify the validity of registrations that are submitted to their registry service. As of October 14, 2010 there were 1590 Coton de Tuléar registered in the AKC Foundation Stock Service (FSS). 1383 of the 1590 have three (3) generation pedigrees.
AKC has a long history of allowing puppy mills, high volume breeders, commercial breeders, and pet shop breeders to register their “Cotons” through the AKC-FSS program, which began accepting Cotons in 1996. The Coton de Tulear has many more than three generations and has ancestry with traceable lineage back to its roots in Madagascar.  AKC registration numbers seem to indicate that the majority of the AKC-FSS pedigrees issued to “Coton de Tulear” have only 3 generation pedigrees.  Why is that important?  On the date that AKC recognizes the Coton de Tuléar each of those 1383 3-generation pedigrees of likely questionable origin will be accepted into the Coton de Tuléar Stud Book.  All of those “Cotons” will get the AKC seal of approval and will dilute and weaken an otherwise healthy gene pool.  It matters not if they came from a puppy mill, pet shop, puppy mill auction or puppy broker.  They will not be required to have DNA testing to verify parentage, nor must they conform to the breed standard or be health tested.

This is simply unacceptable to those of us who love this charming rare breed and wish it to remain healthy and protect the gene pool of the rare breed Coton de Tuléar from Madagascar.

Petition sponsored by the American Coton Club and the Coton de Tulear Club of America

American Coton Club
Home of the Rare Breed Coton de Tulear
http://www.AmericanCotonClub.com
info@AmericanCotonClub.com