Westminster Best in Show Interrupted by PETA

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Updated: May 16, 2017
Published: February 17, 2010
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PETA Members Storm in on Sadie's Parade


February 17, 2010

In a "Yo, I'mma let you finish, but …" Kanye West-esque moment, two members of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) walked into the center ring of the Westminster Dog Show and held up the announcement for Best in Show Tuesday night, with signs that said "Mutts Rule" and "Breeders Kill Shelter Dogs' Chances."

The crowd booed, security escorted them out, and the women -- who reportedly acted on their own but were supported by PETA -- were charged with criminal trespass.

No word yet on whether America's top dog, Sadie the Scottish Terrier, will file a formal complaint with the authorities for unsportsmanlike conduct. But, hey, at least she got her 15 minutes of fame.

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Image source: Henny Ray Abrams/AP