Let me tell you a story....
You are right, and that one phone call only takes one person.
Originally Posted by anniemac
When I was the UK Cavalier Club health representative Carol Fowler, a pet owner who was campaigning to raise awareness of SM, was a considered a real nuisance, always asking awkward questions as to why we were not enforcing our health protocols.
Eventually, exasperated, I told her that neither the breed clubs or Kennel Club had any power to do the things she wanted, she would have to go much higher to get things changed.
"Right I will" said Carol & off she went to see her MP.
From that meeting came talks with important policy makers, the high profile CAWC workshop on syringomyelia in cavaliers, and an interview in the 'Pedigree Dogs Exposed' documentary which shook up the dog breeding world in the UK.
Carol is now an experienced and quite formidable political lobbyist.
There are many owners of SM dogs in the USA. You could be a formidable group too if you decided to work together?
Cavaliers......Tommy Tuppence 2000-2012 and a half share of Faith.
Japanese Chins.... Dandy, Benny, Bridgette, Hana & Escapologist Fonzi .