10. CANINE CONTROVERSY
Although a portion of Westminster's first show in 1877 went to the ASPCA, many animal organizations have since stopped showing support for the organization due to its exclusivity of purebred dogs. In 2010, two women from PETA walked into the center of the ring with signs that read "Mutts Rule" and "Breeders Kill Shelter Dogs' Chances." Westminster followed by releasing a statement explaining their firm stance against puppy mills.
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