1. The American Kennel Club published an open letter to the leading international dog show organization, the FCI, calling for a change in location for the 2016 World Dog Show.
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2. In response to the anti-gay laws currently enforced in Russia, AKC Chairman Alan T. Kalter and CEO Dennis Sprung wrote:
10. On behalf of the American Kennel Club, our member clubs, and the American purebred dog fancy, we urge you to move the 2016 World Dog Show from Russia to a nation that respects and upholds human rights for all its citizens.
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12. AKC cannot and will not support participation in the 2016 World Dog Show if it is held in Russia.
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17. Yours respectfully, Alan T. Kalter and Dennis B. Sprung (President and CEO)
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