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Book Preview: Cat fanciers face ethical questions that never arose for early dog breeders

Is it right to build a breed on genetic disorders? No? Well, that’s exactly what we did with the dachshund. Centuries ago, hunters made a breed out of this canine dwarf mutation because they needed a badger dog and there was no concept of animal welfare to stop them. Everybody accepts dachshunds today. Dog fanciers

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