I'd quite understand the Cavalier Club having a petition and a special general meeting to expel one of the Cavalier people featured on Pedigree Dogs Exposed.
I'm sure lots of people would sign to expel Beverley Costello for knowingly breeding on from a dog with SM.
But, no it's not Beverley they're after - it's Margaret Carter, the brave lady from the health committee who confirmed on camera that she'd seen the scan that showed Beverley's dog had SM.
The motion is to remove Margaret Carter from the Committee for breaking the Code of Ethics Part A Paragraph 3.
Part of the Cavalier Club code of ethics states: "Members should conduct themselves at all times in a manner that is a credit to the Club and ownership of Cavaliers."
I think Margaret's actions were very much of credit to the breed and the club. Anyone who cares enough about their breed to put up with this sort of intimidation deserves all our respect.
If anyone with a legal background might read this blog and want to help Margaret please do get in touch. The meeting is on Sunday October 5th and she must provide her defence seven days before at the latest.
I did fleetingly wonder if we should omit the last cowardly comment calling Margaret and the TV researcher on the show a liar - being anonymous and calling people liars doesn't impress me much - what about you?
I quote so you don't have to scroll: "Lying about something that can destroy dogs and the people that have them is unethical, dishonest, stupid, and a basis to remove them from a post where they are representing the breed."
Is this cowardly wretch talking about the wrong woman here? If you want to prove Margaret is a liar and the dog in question doesn't have SM - get the original vet that did the scan to speak up. If anyone innocent stood accused of something as serious as knowingly breeding on from a dog with such a serious and painful condition as this they'd have had a statement out from teh vet clearing their name within seconds. Why hasn't this happened I wonder?
If this dog hasn't got SM that would be the obvious way to clear its name - how can you punish someone for telling the truth! Surely the Cavalier Club have to establish that what she said was untrue for it to be scandelous.
Call the neurologist who performed the original scan to clear the dog's name. Why wouldn't your vet stand up and support you if you had done nothing wrong?
And having such a strange wording in your code of ethics makes the Cavalier Club look like they have so much to hide - they look even more secretive than KC branch of the freemasons! If they are more concerned about protecting people with something to hide than the health of the breed, what hope is there?
Totally agree with the comments re the Cavalier people needing some help here, beginning to wonder which end of the lead has the brain problems.
Can I be struck off their Christmas card list for talking about the Cavalier Club without having something from writing from each and every of their members giving me their explicit approval?
Mad. If it weren't all so important, you could laugh at these oh so very, very important women being so very outraged that one of their number dared stand up and put the dogs they claim to love first. Margaret has broken their shameful code of silence. Has dared to say in a gentle, quiet voice - stop the suffering.
Let's all get behind Margaret and fight this small-minded Club madness. Oh god, the irony of that last statement.
Talk about shooting the messenger, where are these people's morals?
Here's the address for the Chairman of the Cavalier Club - just realised she's really local to our magazine:
Mrs L Jupp,
Surrey, GU15 1NU