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Crufts' live final disrupted by Peta animal activists

Discussion in 'Canine News/Informative Articles' started by Viemarangelrock, Mar 12, 2018.

  1. Viemarangelrock

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    Activists disrupt Crufts grand final

    Media captionMoment Crufts final disrupted by Peta animal activists

    Intruders disrupted the live broadcast of the Crufts dog show as the top prize was awarded.

    Two intruders, said by Crufts to be part of animal rights group Peta, ran into the show arena at Birmingham's NEC as the winner claimed her prize.

    Yvette Short, from Edinburgh, grabbed two-year-old whippet Tease as the protesters were wrestled to the ground amid boos from the audience.

    Crufts and the NEC said security would be reviewed as "a matter of urgency".
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    Image captionTwo-year-old whippet Tease had just been named Best in Show when the protest began
    A Crufts spokesperson said the intruders "scared the dogs and put the safety of both dogs and people at risk in a hugely irresponsible way".

    Peta (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) later tweeted the footage, where it described Crufts as "canine eugenics", and said the activists were protesting against "extreme breeding".

    In a statement the animal rights group said Crufts is a "cruel beauty pageant" that rewards breeders "for producing dogs with 'ideal' physical traits with little or no regard for their welfare".

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    Image captionThe protesters were apprehended by security staff
    "Breeding pedigree dogs in abnormal shapes and sizes leaves them with genetic predispositions to epilepsy, heart disease, deafness, hip dysplasia, and numerous other health problems," it said, citing particular problems among bulldogs and pugs.

    No dogs were harmed during the incident.

    Ms Short said she felt "absolutely ecstatic" following the triumph, but was scared at the time and what happened "spoilt it a little bit".

    She said: "It wasn't necessary... they're animal lovers and the animal lovers went and scared this little animal [Tease]... I've got no sympathy for them.

    "I think she was a little bit scared... she was shaking, yeah, and it was our moment, but she's recovered."

    Last year, a photographer settled a two-year legal battle with Peta over a "monkey selfie".

    The group had claimed a macaque monkey called Naruto - which took the picture on David Slater's camera - was the author and owner of the image and should therefore own the copyright.

    The case went in favour of Mr Slater but, pressured by the group, he agreed to donate 25% of any future revenue from the photograph to charities dedicated to protecting macaques' habitat or welfare.

    Image captionPeta claimed the monkey, named Naruto, should own the copyright of the image
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  2. MyBuddy

    MyBuddy Moderator Hot Topics Subscriber

    These people are effing insane! I wish celebrities who endorse them would wake the hell up. :cus:
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  3. Doberman Gang

    Doberman Gang Hot Topics Subscriber

    I wish there were some real working dogs at a dog show, then they could have just sent the dogs after those clowns. :rofl:
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  4. Oh Little Oji

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    Lock the doorknobs up.

    Oh, I wish my Doberman was in the ring when that happened. One word or breath by me and the protestors would have a hard day.
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  5. Oh Little Oji

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    In fairness, if your dog is scared by a couple people holding signs up and maybe yelling and screaming there may be something amiss in your breeding program; and if that is typical for the breed then the doorknobs may have at least a shred of a point.
  6. Viemarangelrock

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  7. Kaiser2016

    Kaiser2016 Active Member

    The other dog and owner didn't seem to even notice. They must have been second place :rolleyes:
  8. Viemarangelrock

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    The cup disappeared pretty quickly, too :ninja:
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  9. MyBuddy

    MyBuddy Moderator Hot Topics Subscriber

    I would have done the same thing with a small dog. Did you see the other lady try to distract her dog with treats? I thought that was quick thinking too. It all kinda choked me up to watch in happen. But soooo mad too. PETA SUCKS. Get a life, will ya?
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  10. Oh Little Oji

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    The video didn't come up on my computer. That's okay. I suppose if the protestor was coming toward the Whippet I wouldn't fault it for being scared especially if he was yelling ? and holding a sign overhead. Maybe the plan was to run at the trophy and grab it or knock it down and that's why he headed for the dog? Otherwise, that's just stupid as it goes against what peta stands for – scaring a poor animal.
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  11. GennyB

    GennyB Moderator Hot Topics Subscriber

    I think it was more the lady was scared for her prize dog. She was stacking the dog on a table for pics, heard the ruckus, grabbed the dog and was out of there!
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  12. Oh Little Oji

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    Probably, and I'd do the same thing. I'm just referring to the fact that she is claiming her dog was scared. I say: Good! That is a claim that should be leveled against peta and an answer demanded. Peta, please respond and tell us all how it is okay that one of your supporters scared that poor dog? Huh?
  13. MyBuddy

    MyBuddy Moderator Hot Topics Subscriber

    PETA can give a damn about animals! That's their claim. But not what they actually do. It's all a ruse.
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  14. GennyB

    GennyB Moderator Hot Topics Subscriber

    IMO, they are insane, at in least my personal experience with a couple that thought they needed to show up whenever they could find out where the dogs and I would be. They physically attacked me, tried to take my dogs and generally made my life miserable for months. All because Drake was intact and had a prong collar on. I had a pair of dogs, so you know I was breeding. Please, one look at Greta and it was clear that she hadn't ever had a litter. Finally got to the point the police had to come haul them out of Petco.
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