Following discussion at its Ethics and Welfare Group the British Veterinary Association (BVA) has called for an independent review of the breeding of dogs as well as the permanent identification of all registered pedigree dogs.
The BVA, which is has previously offered support to the Kennel Club in the wake of the Pedigree Dogs Exposed row, is now claiming that ‘too little’ has been done to protect the health and welfare of pedigree dogs being bred in the UK.
Speaking today (Tuesday) BVA President Nicky Paul said: “The BVA believes that now is the ideal time to seize the opportunity that has been presented by recent media coverage to ensure that significant progress is made in the improvement of dog health and welfare.
“While efforts have been made to improve breeding over recent years, it is clear that too little has been done so far and we are, therefore, joining with [...]
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