Bogus Ad Placed in Dog Fancy

Fake offer was designed to harass puppy lovers.

Internet message boards lit up on July 16, 2008, after an animal-rights organization issued a press release claiming it had placed a “crafty” ad in DOG FANCY magazine, published by the parent company of DogChannel.

BowTie Inc. does not accept advertising from this animal-rights organization because of its agenda to halt all dog breeding in the U.S.

The classified ad was placed by a private party on behalf of the animal-rights organization using a fake business name.

 “DOG FANCY does not knowingly accept advertising from PETA and does not agree with its extremist views,” the company said in a statement. “Unfortunately, the organization resorted to guerrilla tactics by placing an ad in DOG FANCY under a pseudonym to deceive readers with a free gift bag offer, opting to use shock tactics to try to get its message heard.

“Now in its 37th year, DOG FANCY promotes responsible dog ownership, including the responsible breeding and sale of purebred dogs, and apologizes to anyone who has been offended by this organization’s distasteful and misleading stunt.”

To read a copy of the ad and comment, visit the DogChannel forum: Bogus Ad in DOG FANCY.


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Janice   cumming, GA

9/15/2008 7:22:08 PM

I am reserving judgement until I see the ad but can't access it, can you advise where the link to the actual ad is?

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Angela   Flora, IL

9/2/2008 4:17:22 PM

Nothing PETA does supprises me. They make everyone who believes in animal rights and who want to fight animal abuse look bad. I even read an article in their magazine, Animal Times?, about how plants have feelings. Will this be the next thing they fight against - plant abuse. I think PETA does more harm to animals than any good they do.

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Ted   Christiansburg, VA

7/19/2008 1:10:44 AM

I forgot to mention the thing that chaps my tail the most about PETA, they want to take away the service/companion dogs from the disabled, the therapy dogs from the sick, and the seeing eye dogs from the blind. Anyone that thinks that this can be justified is either crazy or just plain stupid.

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Ted   Christiansburg, VA

7/19/2008 12:57:37 AM

As a resident of Virginia where PETA has it's headquarters, I am not suprised by anything these low lifes do. Anyone that would kill an innocent animal because it is cheaper than sheltering it should be put in a mental hospital for the good of the world.

Please contact your senators and congressmen and tell tham that you want PETA to lose their tax exemption as they are no more than a slaughter house. That is what we are trying to pass in Virginia, but we need your help. For the sake of your pets and your family please do not put this

Thanx for your time and your ear.

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