Which forum did you post it on? I am sure I have developed quite a fan club in your circle of friends and would enjoy ready it. Be careful about the slander. Forums get upset when legal lines are crossed and the legal beagles come calling.
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I do understand what you are trying to do Jeannie and bless your heart for being concerned about dog welfare, but I think this is a dead issue. Unless you have been working in the registries and really know what is going on and what is being made public, this might be a topic that should just be dropped. Not because this email may be taken as a threat. but just because it is on someone's site or not on someone's site doesn't always tell the whole story.
No one is saying anyhing slanderous. Its funny that they are trying to threaten you! Give them the site. All anyone is stating is their opinion. I will say it,I think whoever wrote you that emial has no reason to be working with the public or animals. Point them in this direction. ***You should find a website on puppymills and send their replys from them to post on the site. People can see what they really say and are about!
what a set of emails...I am suprised at the intensity and lack of professional and people skills being used. I for one would never deal with this registry in the first place...sad that you do and now they treat there own customers this way...wake up call I say...dont let them see ya sweat Jeanie...your not the one going over board here...thanks for keeping us posted on this mill registry and the correspondance...
Registries are not responsible for autions. AKC has just as much financial interest in pet auctions as any other registry--they just try to keep a low profile.
AKC has "listings" of every breed for sale and ANY ONE with an AKC dog --even pet mills--can run an ad for each litter on the AKC website if they pay AKC.
It is not a threat to say "we will take action to protect ourself against libel or slander" it is their legal right to protect themselves. No different than putting up a NO TRESPASS sign that warns that violators will be proscuted is not a threat.
APRI is nothing more than the puppymiller and backyard breeders friend. They have zero in the way of ethics. They support dog auctions and feel that is it anyone's "right" to breed a dog. Like it is your patriotic duty or something.
Just ignore them. They are ignorant trash. APRI offers NOTHING except a place for puppymillers and BYBers to "show" their dogs and peddle them to anyone with the cash. Oh, yeah, they do offer trading cards which seems to be their one and only claim to fame. Their "papers" are meaningless, as are their "championships".
What a bunch of total and complete losers. Think not, look at the responses from those dog farmers who believe this is a reputable registry. That should tell you all you need to know. Sheila, that would include you and Garry!
Give the *you know what* my private e-mail, I would LOVE to discuss his attitude along with the organization he supports, 1 on 1.....*smile* That would be interesting. I think that if came here, he would not have the guts to stand up for himself. He sounds like he expects a bunch of uneducated hicks to be here, and would never have the nerve to sign on and show himself.
***Edited By: lpn169 on 10/5/2005 10:29:37 PM*** Reason: *
speaking of plants.........myshadow...i am sure you want all this repressed.....your dogs are registered with the APRI. but now....what would we expect from a retail breeder such as yourself ? and you toot yourself as being responsible ? my god..........
I really feel sorry for many of you. I have been reading some of the other posts and it seem all you want to do is put people down. Does this make you feel better about yourselves. I'm glad to be associated with APRI the people there are so nice to each other,not like here. It is a Christian based company. Shame on all of you.
Scout-Just because I post on USAB does not mean I am a plant or a bad breeder. I am not into trashing everyone and other registries. Yes, I use the APRI for a few of my litters. ANd I do like their service. Suddenly, I am a bad breeder and a plant? That really hurts! ANd sells like what?? Only to private individuals on spay and neuter agreements? Never to a pet store, we have waiting lists and conduct interviews. I've been here a long time and offered advice to many, i've always been extremely fair and never badmouthed anyone, yet suddenly I am a bad person and breeder. That really disappoints me, especially you Scout. I know it sounds stupid to say that I feel hurt by a group of strangers, but you know it does. ANd don't give me anything like, well you do it to your dogs, because I care greatly for my dogs and those of you who know me and have met my family and my dogs know that.
***Edited By: myshadow on 10/5/2005 11:34:32 PM*** Reason: add
In the end registries mean little BUT I can tell you I have NEVER seen a Canadian Kennel Club dog in a pet store, why because it's against thier rules! Imagine if other registries did that, I have had TONS of AKC dogs from pet stores that DID originate in puppy mills in the USA! Most of the dogs in BC Canada pet stores are from American Mills, sadly registered with the AKC. As well in Canada in order to sell a dog as "purebred" it must be registered with the CKC or AKC.....