Friday, April 15, 2011

PostHeaderIcon Advocates for the Coton de Tulear: USACTC's Chutzpah!

Advocates for the Coton de Tulear: USACTC's Chutzpah!: "by: Robert Jay Russell, Ph.D., Coton de Tulear Club of America President, www.cotonclub.org CotonNews@aol.com (607) 693-2828 April 14..."

PostHeaderIcon USACTC's CHUTZPAH


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USACTC's CHUTZPAH
by 
Robert Jay Russell, Ph.D.,
Coton de Tulear Club of America President, 
(607) 693-2828
April 14, 2011. 
Chutzpah |ˈhoŏtspə; ˈ kh oŏtspə; -spä| (also chutzpa or hutzpah or hutzpa)
noun informal. Shameless audacity; impudence.
ORIGIN late 19th cent.: Yiddish, from Aramaic ḥu ṣpā.
Following the AKC's rejection of ACTA and its choice of the USACTC for its frontal show organization, the USACTC Board brazenly announced:
"Dear USACTC members,
Today we were informed by the AKC, that the USACTC has been chosen to be the Parent Club for AKC. We have attached a copy of the letter. While we understand many of the challenges that face us in the years to come, we are pleased that the Coton de Tulear will now have a strong, single voice to speak for them.
We are in the process of establishing a Code of Ethics for all of our members and will continue to be strong in ourcommitment to work against puppy mills and commercial breeders. We hope that as an AKC Parent Club our voice will be loud and clear on this subject with AKC as well as with the public.
Many new USACTC committees will be formed in the upcoming months to work for the benefit of the Coton de Tulear. We hope that you will consider helping the USACTC protect and work for the breed that we all love so very much.Very truly yours,
Ruth Weidrick andThe USACTC Board Members"

Dr. Russell continues:
Hilarious chutzpah on their part to state that the USACTC is now the "strong, single voice" that speaks for Cotons. Literally thousands more Coton owners and breeders oppose the USACTC and the AKC than support this move, so they err tremendously in proclaiming themselves the sole spokespeople for the breed. The CTCA, now in its 35th year, is vastly larger than their show club and we predate their appearance on the Coton scene by more than 17 years. Anyone who knows anything about the CTCA knows that we have never been silent in our support of the breed that we introduced to the Western world from their homeland of Madagascar in 1974.
If that weren't a large enough misstatement, Ms. Weidrick goes on to compound her chutzpah by stating that the USACTC will "work against puppy mills and commercial breeders."
She appears completely unaware that the AKC is the largest registrar of puppy mill dogs in the world, that it is stated policy of the AKC to promote their "Large Scale Breeders Program," that AKC officials attend and help puppy auctions in the mid-West, and that the AKC supports and endorses the Hunte Corporation, the largest wholesale distributor of commercially produced puppies in the world. The AKC management has never, does not now and obviously will not in the future tolerate any parent club's challenge to their revenue sources. 
The USACTC no longer has a Coton registry. They have no say over what dogs the AKC will register as "AKC Cotons de Tulear." Ms. Weidrick's Cotons will join puppy mill bred, pet shop sold Cotons as complete equals in the exact same AKC registry database. Their Coton in the show ring will be indistinguishable from an AKC Coton languishing in a pet shop somewhere. USACTC breeders will produce the same pups as any AKC Coton breeder will.
We in the CTCA feel very, very sorry for the fate of these dogs. And we are thankful that none of our Cotons will be in that unenviable place. 
Ms. Weidrick is likely well aware that the mCTCA will remain a "strong voice" in support of the Madagascar Coton de Tulear breed and that unlike her AKC-USACTC, we will be able to maintain a registry, enforce our strict Code of Ethics and health testing for all our breeders and owners, and of course we'll continue to "work against puppy mills and commercial breeders."
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copyright 2011 Dr. R. J. Russell & the CTCA
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Thursday, April 14, 2011

PostHeaderIcon Advocates for the Coton de Tulear: Best in Show (or NOT)?

Advocates for the Coton de Tulear: Best in Show (or NOT)?:

An ABC investigation into the price that dog breeds pay for attempting to attain perfection & fleeting glory at Westminster. It is our fear that the Coton de Tulear will suffer, as well, in the hands of AKC breeders & handlers. Please watch this enlightening video!


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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

PostHeaderIcon Advocates for the Coton de Tulear: A Sad Day for the Coton de Tulear

Advocates for the Coton de Tulear: A Sad Day for the Coton de Tulear:

By:  Advocates for the Coton de Tulear

The USACTC has been named the AKC Parent Club for the Coton de Tulear. They may have received that privilege but the Coton de Tulear has still not been AKC recognized.  There is no standing on the fence any longer. You pick a side and you either fight FOR the Coton or you fight to SHOW the Coton. There are no in betweens. If you are a member of the USACTC Club, then you are pro-AKC and you support Puppy Mills.  Please join us in our continued opposition of  AKC recognition for the Coton de Tulear!


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


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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

PostHeaderIcon A Closer Look At Animal Welfare Issues : SAVE THE COTON dE TULEAR FROM AKC AND PUPPY MILLS

A Closer Look At Animal Welfare Issues : SAVE THE COTON dE TULEAR FROM AKC AND PUPPY MILLS

By: Tina Evangelista-Eppenstein



A long-time animal advocate, Tina Evangelista-Eppenstein will take on local, national and worldwide issues affecting animals today. Tina will explore puppymills, animal cruelty, the dog fur industry, animal shelter issues, experimental research on animals and so much more. Tina is a local tv talk show host and has been a guest on other tv and radio programs throughout Berks County and beyond. Tina welcomes your comments and questions.
A Closer Look at Animal Welfare Issues ~ on www.bctv.org

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