July 2005


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Michael and Jennifer WhiteWolf Crock <[log in to unmask]>
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Farm Collie Breed Conservancy and Restoration <[log in to unmask]>
Wed, 20 Jul 2005 23:16:27 -0700
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Thanks for this info. I was under the mistaken impression that all the
dogs were altered as part of theie disposition after the trial.

jan wrote:

>At 1:29 PM -0700 7/15/05, Michael and Jennifer WhiteWolf Crock wrote:
>>The biggest tragedy was that our
>>illustrious government ordered the whole lot to be spayed and neutered,
>>this act in one sweep ending the results of many years of careful
>>breeding to remove Collie Eye Anomolie from at least one significant
>>portion of the Collie gene pool.
>not all the dogs were neutered/spayed. Some were placed in breeding homes.
>Not many, granted, but Athena got to select the ones. Plus, before the
>arrest, her genepool was liberally shared with two other collie kennels she
>often traded dogs with - Van M i think was one and I forget the other.
>Individual dogs may have been removed from the genepool but the Valient
>collie genes were already well placed in other breeding programs.
>Also, even though she spoke loudly and frequently about CEA it was apparent
>from the Court records that she talked a better game than she played. There
>was a lot of smoke and mirrors involved in Athena's breeding program and
>many dogs were not tested or there was no record anywhere of them having
>been tested.