So, the BBC will not be televising Crufts next year. This is a result of the failure of the BBC and the Kennel Club to agree on certain issues. Oh well.

As I said in an earlier blog on this 'crisis', gunboat diplomacy is not the way forward.

Why the BBC became suddenly so vehement, when the issues raised have been there for all to see, for so many years, I cannot imagine. Why did the BBC not complain about these issues before? Having not done so, why not adopt a more progressive method of policy influence, that would bring better results? Rome was not built in a day.

As Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970) said, so pithily - 'War does not determine who is right, only who is left'.

[Why not take a look at www.alternativevet.org , while you're here?]