Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

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8 05, 2016

An Open Letter to Brandi Hunter and the American Kennel Club

By |May 8th, 2016|The Dog Merchants book|0 Comments

Illustration created by Sharon Montrose for my op-ed. Copyright to this work is owned by the Albany Times-Union. On May 2, I published this op-ed in the Albany-Times Union urging New York State lawmakers to consider outright evicting, or at least prohibiting the televising of, the AKC-sanctioned Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show from within [...]

1 05, 2016

Op-Ed: Why New York Lawmakers Should Evict the Westminster Dog Show

By |May 1st, 2016|Uncategorized|4 Comments

Illustration created by Sharon Montrose for my op-ed. Copyright Albany Times-Union. Today, the Albany Times-Union published my op-ed urging New York state lawmakers to evict the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, which is one of the biggest marketing assets for commercial-scale puppy farms nationwide. I'm sure that my friends who are responsible breeders [...]

15 02, 2016

The True Cash at Stake at the Westminster Dog Show

By |February 15th, 2016|The Dog Merchants book|0 Comments

Salon.com just uploaded my article "The Big Money Behind Best in Show." It is the first adapted article to be published from The Dog Merchants, giving readers their first sneak peek into the book. The Dog Merchants is a follow-the-money look at the whole of the dog business, breeding and rescuing alike. This piece for Salon.com was written [...]

11 02, 2016

The Origin of the Westminster Dog Show Drinking Game

By |February 11th, 2016|Games and Quizzes|0 Comments

Why yes, I did just invent a drinking game. Dogster published my piece about the "Westminster Dog Show Drinking Game" today. The idea for this piece originated during my reporting for The Dog Merchants, which included spending a day at America's biggest legal dog auction. I watched as more than 300 dogs—Beagles, Chihuahuas, Golden Retrievers, Rottweilers, Yorkshire [...]