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Star backs change to dog laws

By This is Kent  |  Posted: November 26, 2010

<P>Support: Wendy Turner-Webster with rescued dog Charm at Chancepixies in West Hougham  DOEM221110Chancepixies</P>

Support: Wendy Turner-Webster with rescued dog Charm at Chancepixies in West Hougham DOEM221110Chancepixies

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ANIMAL rights campaigner Wendy Turner-Webster has backed a West Hougham animal rescue centre's fight to change Britain's dog laws.

The journalist and television presenter visited Chancepixies Animal Rescue last week to throw her weight behind the charity's campaign to make breeders responsible for dogs in the long term to minimise dumping unwanted pets.

She said: "I am really astonished that there is no legislation in the UK to control dog breeding."

David and Heidi Anderson, who run the animal rescue charity, have drafted legislation which they argue would significantly reduce the problem of abandoned dogs.

Heidi said: "There is legislation already in place to control farm animals and fishing and to prevent you dumping your fridge or your car, why aren't we also protecting dogs?

"We're absolutely delighted that Wendy has come on board to help us end the unnecessary suffering of thousands of dogs who are abandoned every year.

"We're champions of responsible dog ownership and breeding. We're making a positive change to educate, rescue and act, it starts right here."

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