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20th February 2009, 07:02 PM
Headlines news in this weeks Dog World, evidence needed.



20th February 2009, 09:26 PM
Evidence of what exactly??????

20th February 2009, 09:37 PM
This is the site its talking about

www.dogbreedinginquiry.com (http://dogbreedinginquiry.com/)

The overall objective of the Review Board is

“To consider whether the health and welfare of dogs, and particularly pedigree dogs, is affected and/or can be improved by reference to the registration, breeding and showing of dogs.”

The Review Board will take evidence from a wide field including dog breeders, dog show representatives, members and officials of the Kennel Club, veterinary organisations, governments (including devolved administrations), animal welfare charities, and other appropriate bodies.

The Review Board will take evidence to determine in relation to the breeding of all dogs:

a) Whether there should be compulsory registration of all dogs used for breeding and if so how the minimum standards should be set and enforced for those who breed dogs, for the dogs used for such breeding and for those organisations that maintain such registers.

b) Whether current breed standards for pedigree dogs are appropriate to protect the health and welfare of pedigree dogs;

c) What is currently being done to improve the health of dogs being bred and by whom;

d) How efforts to research and control inherited disease should be led and how these should be paid for;

e) Whether specific government legislation or other mechanisms are required to protect the welfare of all dogs being bred from.

f) Whether registries should be obliged to refuse registration in the event that required minimum standards are not met.
and recommend actions to be taken.

The Review should advise on and take full account of the available evidence and of the practical aspects (including the funding) of enforcement and implementation of the recommendations presented.

21st February 2009, 10:09 AM
Had already posted earlier on this with information (early last week). :)

This the link


I have now pinned it to this section for reference if people wish to make a submission. Remember, this is your chance to voice opinions or share relevant stories or information with a group that actually has the ability to change how things are done. Please do not sit back and hope others will say things that you'd like said -- every voice and perspective is important.