Major Veterinary Charity ‘Does Not Accept’ Validity of Kennel Club’s Pedigree Dog Health Claims

Last week the PDSA, Britain’s largest veterinary charity, withdrew from Kennel Club related events and activities including the flagship dog show Crufts.
K9 Magazine wanted to hear more from the PDSA about what prompted their decision to withdraw and whether they were confident about the future of canine governance and health improvements – especially after the Kennel Club had suggested it was in the process of putting its house in order.

K9 – Given the Kennel Club has issued a number of releases essentially claiming to have the major health issues under control and has stated that a breed review will be done before Crufts 2009, can the PDSA expand on its decision to suspend its involvement with Kennel Club activities by explaining their specific concerns about why they feel not enough has been done or is being done?
PDSA is committed to working with the Kennel Club to improve the health and […]

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