I am sorry if I offend anyone, but I am of the opinion that this is totally inexcusable!
Traveling Trophies, Challenge Trophies, etc., these special trophies need to belong in the Retriever Hall of Fame when they are retired!
These are not the usual weekend warrior placement trophies. These are inscribed with the names of decades worth of winners. Often some of the greatest dogs of all time are engraved as winners!
These trophies need to be enshrined. Not put up for sale on eBay where they are bought for the value of their metal, and then melted down.
Where are you Southern California FTers? I hope you step up to the plate and rescue this piece of historical memorabilia from the smelters.