Stop the BBC producing new program “Will my puppies make me rich?”

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BBC Three has commissioned a new program called “Will My Puppies Make Me Rich?”. The film will follow young dog breeders as they try to build their businesses and make them reputable.
The show hasn’t been aired yet so we don’t know what kind of angle it’s going to portray - but anything that promotes animals as commodities to make money from is absolutely disgraceful.

The show says it has an emphasis on “puppies for life and not just for lockdown”. Unfortunately there are people who will watch this show as a ‘how-to-guide’ to buy dogs solely for the purpose of breeding and making money. Dogs used for breeding often lead miserable lives, locked in crates being bred from until they’re dead. The puppies also often end up dying due to bad husbandry.

The show will highlight so called “designer dogs” promoting the buying of dogs, many of whom have been bred to have a certain aesthetic. This leads to painful health conditions; flattened skulls, compressed spinal cords, extreme breathing difficulties, eye and ear problems to name a few. 

There are thousands of dogs in shelters needing homes, we do not need a program that promotes breeding and selling puppies as a get rich quick scheme or a career. 

I am not suggesting the people involved in this show are neglecting their own animals, but they are promoting an animal welfare pandemic.

Please sign this petition to urge the BBC to not produce and air this show