Dog owners, rescuers and "responsible" breeders alike cry loudly against the practice of culling whether it be because the pups are the wrong color, have some undesirable cosmetic feature, the litter is deemed to big for the bitch to raise, or perhaps the breeder simply didn't think she could find homes for all the pups.
And then these same complainers turn around and vote in a government whose leaders say things like Nancy Pelosi did yesterday morning:
STEPHANOPOULOS: Hundreds of millions of dollars to expand family planning services. How is that stimulus?
PELOSI: Well, the family planning services reduce cost. They reduce cost. The states are in terrible fiscal budget crises now and part of what we do for children's health, education and some of those elements are to help the states meet their financial needs. One of those - one of the initiatives you mentioned, the contraception, will reduce costs to the states and to the federal government.
STEPHANOPOULOS: So no apologies for that?
PELOSI: No apologies. No. we have to deal with the consequences of the downturn in our economy.
If the government is able to cull its population because it can't afford it, why does a dog breeder take any heat?