A hot button issue on Twitter is the decision of the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI) to agree the hosting of the 2019 world dog show in of all places China. Yes, that’s right, the same country, culture and tyrannical political system that inflicts all sorts of cruelties against dogs. Not that such a disturbing reality has discouraged the FCI who are so keen to appease China’s regime they even decided to impose a name change upon Tibetan dogs that would see your Tibetan Terrier, Mastiff, Spaniel or Lhasa Apso become ‘Chinese’ breeds.
There is an understandable outrage among dog-owners, with petitions demanding that these decisions be revoked, meanwhile in China the city government of Jinan has issued a threat to residents to get rid of their pets or the authorities will destroy them.
Such is the enlightened attitude that the FCI chooses to ignore!