Stop the Murder of Deaf Dalmatians

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.

PETITION LETTER:

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.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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31 Comments

  1. It should be considered that this recommendation, if followed, would increase sales for breeders by increasing demand for these dogs, since 30% would be being destroyed soon after purchase. This will be good news for some breeders, and may result in some deliberately breeding deaf stock in order to increase their profits. A better approach would be a fine for every pup found to be partially/deaf, or a target of healthy hearing for all dalmations to be achieved by a certain date, and a controlled breeding program to attain it.

  2. WTF?! What’s wrong with these people?!!?!?

  3. Damn barbarians! In this day and age how can they encourage such a cruel act of inhumanity. I’m never setting foot in the USA until they do something about this!

  4. suzanne o'meara says:

    many thoroughbreed breeders are 100% off the mark plus too cruel plus miss the whole point.

  5. Kife is a God given gift to every being! Respect & protect all lives as your own is treasured! These Dalmatians can have a quality of life even if they are deaf. That does not make them unadophtable, they have all the love in the world to give to a family! They were born for a reason. Killing is murder & a crime to take another’s life! Come back to your senses, your sixth one would be good. God Bless.

  6. For every action there is a reaction. According to the law of karma, if we cause

    pain and suffering to other living beings, we must endure pain and suffering in

    return, both individually and collectively. We reap what we sow, in this life and

    the next, for nature has her own justice. No one can escape the law of karma.

  7. Absolutely heinous and cruel.

  8. SUE GRIFFITHS says:

    Humans are not put down just because they are deaf, so why should animals. As long as they are not used for breeding so they don’t pass on the traits. Those who want to destroy these precious lives, nobody is asking you to look after and care for them. There are plenty of good homes for them

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