Don't forget to watch....
Finally airing on BBC4 tonight at 9pm.
It would seem the facebook group that resolved to stop anyone seeing this didn't succeed unless they have another cunning plan up their sleeves.
Read all about it:
Pick of the day in today's Guardian:
"Three years ago, Jemima Harrison exposed pedigree breeding practices that left many dogs with severe health problems. Since then, she's become a campaigner for canine welfare and now she revisits the issue to see if anything has really changed. Although there have been some improvements, she uncovers a depressing lack of progress. Flat-faced breeds such as pugs and bulldogs may look good enough to win prizes in dog shows, but sadly they're struggling to breathe. Hannah Verdier"
and the Metro:Pedigree Dogs Exposed: Three Years On, BBC4, 9pm
Jemima Harrison’s 2008 documentary on the health problems of pedigree dogs prompted the BBC to cut its ties with Crufts. This revisit suggests not much has changed since: she can still offer plenty of heartbreaking examples of pedigrees – mainly pugs, bulldogs and King Charles spaniels – with agonising associated medical conditions, explained in grim detail by their attendant vets. Despite all this, the Kennel Club’s alteration to its guidelines has been nothing if not conservative.
Read more: http://www.metro.co.uk/tv/891336-proud-and-prejudiced-empire-and-pedigree-dogs-exposed-tv-picks#ixzz1nZzlQj1s
From the article in yesterday's Mail on Sunday: "The new programme is to focus on the poor health of pugs and bulldogs, flat-faced dogs known as brachycephalic breeds. These dogs often suffer from blocked airways.
(nothing much new here...)
Talking to the Sunday Express Jemima says: “The changes that have been introduced since Pedigree Dogs Exposed are amazing.”
However, looking at the big picture, she has more bones to pick with the breeding industry. Andy Robbins of the RSPCA agrees and says: “The shocking reality is that many pedigree dogs remain vulnerable to unnecessary disease, disability, pain or behavioural problems.”
Full article click here.
- Radio Times
And if you miss it - it'll be on the BBC iplayer and also repeated on BBC HD at 11pm on Thursday March 1st.