The BBC is planning to air a show on “designer dogs.” And animal activists aren’t happy about it!

According to the Mirror, TV Star Paul O’Grady is angry with the decision and has spoken out about the network’s “shameful decision.” O’Grady said the show “encourages puppy farming.”

Over 100,000 people have signed a petition against the show “Will my Puppies Make Me Rich.” Animal experts and animal rights group PETA  have also spoken out against the show. The BBC had said the show doesn’t “glamourise” puppy breeding.

Dr. Dan O’Neill, Senior Lecturer in Companion Animal Epidemiology at the RVC, said, “The RVC is hugely concerned that this programme will propagate a message that profit is more important than welfare in puppies. Rising demand and dramatically higher prices for puppies since the Covid-19 lockdown in March 2020 may have led to several welfare issues including selling unhealthy puppies, long journeys from breeders to owners and poorly socialised puppies.”

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O’Grady shared, “This kind of cr*p only encourages puppy farming and I only hope that the BBC ‘ to their senses and take it off air immediately. It’s a bit of a worry when the bright sparks at BBC3 believe this is suitable viewing. You don’t keep a dog to make money off it. I’ve seen what excessive breeding does and it’s pitiful. Shame.”

“There will be fury from the animal-loving British public if TV licence money is used to promote the breeding of dogs for sale to unthinking people who could adopt, not shop, and PETA joins every single animal protection group in the UK in calling for the broadcaster to abandon this reckless puppy pimp promo immediately,” said PETA director Elisa Allen.

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