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Is Crufts going to the dogs?

Eddie Mair | 14:28 UK time, Monday, 15 September 2008

Tonight we'll have a discussion about this story - the decision by the RSPCA to pull out of Crufts amid concerns about the welfare of pedigree dogs. Feel free to add a comment.

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(to avoid a lawsuit I should say that this is just a photo from the file - there is no suggestion that this dog or its owner are anything other than lovely)

TUESDAY 1330 UPDATE: NEWS RELEASE FROM KENNEL CLUB:

"KENNEL CLUB TO LODGE A COMPLAINT TO OFCOM REGARDING BBC PROGRAMME AND REVIEWS ITS BBC CONTRACT

The Kennel Club is lodging a complaint to Ofcom in respect of the recently broadcast programme 'Pedigree Dogs Exposed' (BBC1) in view of its unfair treatment and editing and failure to fairly and properly reflect the Kennel Club's deep commitment to the health and welfare of dogs and responsible dog ownership despite being made aware in detail of those efforts in advance of broadcast. Further, in the light of this programme, the Kennel Club is reviewing its contract with the BBC."

And there's more HERE

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