Time to start a new thread as the comments are getting so long.
So what shall we do - start Pedigrees Exposed and Vulnerable and try and keep up this pressure till we get the points made in the documentary acted upon?
Are we agreed on aims:
After viewing the Pedigree Dogs Exposed documentary on BBC1 on August 19th we would like to urge the Government to urgently look into the health and welfare of pedigree dogs and ensure that the Kennel Club reacts to the scientific evidence in the programme by 1. Limiting inbreeding and outcrossing with other breeds where genetically necessary 2. Making health testing mandatory where testings schemes exist 3. Making radical changes to the judging system to make sure that exaggerated dogs are no longer being awarded prizes. 4. Educating against the culling of non-standard healthy puppies.
Anything else - or is that roughly what we're after?
If you need to get all fired up again - do read the KC's webpage of support...
It convinced me they haven't rolled over and admitted they have a problem yet... and that they have to if they're going to change things for the better.
Yesterday's heroes to get blood pressure going down again:
Mark Evans - for making the RSPCA something I will now join!
Cavalier owner Carol Fowler for her incredible bravery.
How can we take this further everyone? Thanks for the supportive posts, too. Lovely to hear from you again Manda and I agree we should be on the same side on most things!