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Major Animal Welfare Charity Will Attend Crufts Despite Controversy

The Blue Cross, one of the UK’s prominent animal welfare charities, has announced it will be taking at stand at Crufts 2009 despite the high profile withdrawals of the RSPCA, PDSA, Dogs Trust and main sponsor Pedigree.
The charity says it wants to attend the event “in order to support pet owners who are concerned about the health and welfare of pedigree dogs.”

In a statement The Blue Cross said:
By championing the pet owner and providing them with practical and reliable advice, the charity believes that individuals can really influence the issue of hereditary disease through their informed choices and by supporting responsible breeding practices.
Kim Hamilton, The Blue Cross chief executive said: “While there is some very positive work going on at high-level to tackle the problem of inherited diseases in dogs, we mustn’t forget the millions of pet owners in this country who also have a powerful voice. The British [...]

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