To the editor:
The article “Economic woes take a bite out of Westminster dog show” blamed the dog show’s low attendance on the poor economy. It is possible that the real reason for the decline is increased awareness. Americans are starting to wise up to how dog breeding, even by reputable breeders, unnecessarily increases the dog population, which eventually increases suffering to dogs in general. True dog lovers don’t demonstrate their love by prancing around with a hoity-toity, high-dollar breed; they support dog shelters.