Please post this far and wide - 10 Downing Street have approved the wording for our petition...
Here it is:
Following the powerful Pedigree Dogs Exposed documentary on
BBC1 the Kennel Club still seems reluctant to grasp the nettle,
face the problems and reform itself. The program revealed it
urgently needs to bring in mandatory minimum standards on
levels of inbreeding, make health testing mandatory, prevent
unhealthy physical exaggerations being rewarded and stop the
culling of healthy non-standard pups by changing breed
standards. The KC continually complains that it lacks the
backing of legislation to bring in these urgent and much needed
reforms, so we the undersigned urge the Prime Minister please
instigate legislation to ensure pedigree dogs are saved from
unnecessary future suffering.
If you would like to add your name to this petition please go to this link:
And do please read the previous post on this blog. "Saint Margaret" from Pedigree Dogs Exposed TV show (as I've just decided to call her) is about to be pretty much burnt at the stake by the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club. Her crime? Daring to speak out against Beverley Costello for continuing to breed from her dog extensively after it had been diagnosed as having SM, the ghastly disease that means a Cavalier's skull is far too small for its brain. (Quote from the show on syringomyelia from top neurologist Claire Rusbridge, "If you beat your dog with a stick to cause that much pain you'd be prosecuted.")
Please do have a read...
Just Googled Saint Margaret - "Queen Margaret was renown for her moderating and good influence and also for her devout piety and religious observance. She was a prime mover in the reform of the Church in Scotland."