Wednesday, February 15, 2006

When Cousins Marry

The case for mutts:

Dogs Like Us
"Of the 180 breeds listed on one popular Web site for choosing purebred puppies, 42 percent have chronic health problems: skin diseases, stomach disorders, a high incidence of cancers, the inability to bear young without Caesareans, shortened life spans. The list is as disturbing as it is long, and poses a question: dazzled by the uniqueness of many of the breeds we've created, have we — the dog-owning public — turned a blind eye to the development of a host of dysfunctional animals?"

Genetic engineering's not a new idea, you know.

1 comment:

Leelu said...

I prefer pure mutts, anyway. Dog breeds are downright ridiculous.