Controversy Over BBC's Purebred Dog Breeding Documentary
Editor’s Note: We understand that Pedigree Dogs Exposed may be slated to run on BBC America later this year; we’ll be watching for it and will announce the date on thebark.com when it’s confirmed. And in July 2009, the RSPCA bestowed their highest accolade, The Richard Martin Award, on Jemima Harrison for her work on this groundbreaking and influential documentary. It is the first time the award has been given to a filmmaker.
UPDATE: Pedigree Dogs Exposed premieres Thursday, December 10, 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on BBC America.
MORE: A report recommending new standards of pedigree dog health in the UK to be released following an independent inquiry. Read more about it here.
This article first appeared in The Bark, Issue 56, Sep/Oct 2009, published as The Cost of Perfection.