Target: Dalmatian Club of America
Goal: To stop the unnecessary murder of deaf dalmatians
Deafness is not uncommon among dalmatians; only 70% of all dalmatians are considered to have normal hearing. Despite these numbers, the Dalmatian Club of America remains firm on their position regarding deaf dalmatians. On their website the Dalmatian Club of America strongly insists that instead of finding homes for these dalmatians with special needs, all deaf dalmatians should be put down in a “humane” manner.
According to the Dalmatian Club of America, no deaf dalmatian should even be given the chance to live. It encourages breeders to kill dalmatian puppies as soon as they are determined to be deaf. In the event a deaf dalmatian is placed into a home, the Dalmatian Club of America strongly urges owners to put down the deaf dalmatian and “starting over with a healthy, hearing pup.”
Contrary to what the Dalmatian Club of America suggests, these animals are not dispensable. The lives of these dogs should not be taken so lightly; the lives of these animals should not be based solely on their ability to hear.
A deaf dog does not equate to an aggressive dog. There is the common misconception that deaf dogs are far harder to train and more aggressive than normal dogs because they are deaf. This argument is the basis for the murder of countless dalmatians. Because of its large size, a deaf dalmatian is considered to be “dangerous” and “uncontrollable.” With special training, love, and patience, a deaf dalmatian can be trained to be a highly functional and loving member of the family.
The murder of deaf dalmatians needs to be stopped immediately. These dalmatians should not be denied the right to live just because they are deaf. Sign the petition below to urge the Dalmatian Club of America to stop advocating the murder of deaf dalmatians.
Dear Dalmatian Club of America,
The murder of deaf dalmatians needs to be stopped. Just because a dalmatian is deaf does not mean it is automatically aggressive or uncontrollable. The information on your website strongly suggests that there is no hope for a deaf dalmatian. The only solution you give regarding the problem of deafness in dalmatians is to “humanely” put down the affected animals.
While it may be difficult, these animals can also be trained to be a highly functional and loving member of any family. These animals just need special training and owners who are willing to put in some extra work to love them for what they are.
Do not subject these animals to a death sentence simply because they are deaf. Plenty of innocent dalmatians are being killed because of their lack of ability to hear. I am urging you to stop advocating the murder of these animals based solely on the fact that they are deaf. Surely there are other methods that can determine if a dalmatian is truly “dangerous” for its owners. Do not convey the message that all deaf dalmatians are aggressive and dangerous when this is simply not the case.
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