To the editor:
In response to the "Best breeders" letter (Public Forum, Dec. 17), why breed at all? There are thousands of unwanted pets in shelters across the country. According to the Humane Society of the United States, 8 million animals enter U.S. shelters each year, and less than half are adopted. Most agree as a culture that any kind of eugenics is unethical. This applies to nonhuman animals as well.
The "Best breeders" the author refers to are only contributing to the problem. We're never going to run out of cats and dogs. We don't need breeders who only exploit a growing problem. The solution: Stop breeding. Stop buying animals from breeders.