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Registered: Jun 2003
Dog Events Message Board to be Discontinued
I am also sorry to see this happen, but I understand from UKC's point of view.
However, I would like to offer a caveat for anyone posting anything on a kennel club FB page: Please be careful what you say, & how you say it.
The FB pages are heavily monitored by many Animal Rights activists who would like nothing more than to know the names of your dogs, what breeds you raise, & what days you are going to be away at a dog show....
I am aware that Animal Rights activists (and others) can also read & post on these UKC message boards, but many don't know about them, and even those who do are not as likely to come to the Dog Events board, where people don't usually post photos of their new litters (like they do on Facebook), and typically use a "screen name" instead of their actual name (as on FB), making it a bit more difficult for Activists to track down who you are, and where your dogs are kept.
Last year on Facebook, we had dog breeders whose homes & kennels were photographed, then placed on FB (along with the breeders' street addresses), and death threats were made by Activists, in addition to threats of "compiling information" on how many dogs were seen out at different times of the day, etc. In the case of one breeder, the Activists managed to find out the name & address of the breeder's family member, and that was also posted on FB for all of the Activists to see (and stalk).
Forewarned is forearmed.
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