After a recent visit to RSPCA Gonsal Farm Animal Centre in Dorrington, Shropshire, TV dog trainer Victoria Stilwell left singing the praises of our rescue centre’s staff.
Best known in the UK for hit TV series, It’s me or the dog, Victoria was in Shropshire last month for a dog training seminar followed by a book signing event at the animal centre’s Christmas fayre…
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Rebecca Emeny with Victoria
Victoria is proud to support the RSPCA’s ‘Born to Suffer’ campaign, which raises awareness of the issues surrounding some of the current breeding standards of several popular breeds. Find out more about the campaign, including how you help by signing the petition, by visiting the RSPCA’s official campaign site.
“I have nothing against dog showing and nothing against responsible breeders,” says Stilwell. “But what I do have something against is breeding animals just for the way we want them to look, even though that animal is compromised both physically and, a lot of the time, mentally. So we have to change. Why are we destroying these animals just because we like the way they look?”
Listen to Victoria discussing the issue on a recent episode of her Positively Podcast.
Watch Victoria’s statement regarding the issue:
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