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Case 291 - Frisbee catching has been dropped from a Cumbrian dog show

Issue

Frisbee catching has been dropped from a Cumbrian dog show after health and safety advice suggested that dogs competing could get hurt

Panel decision

This is not a health and safety issue. The organisers could have perhaps explained more clearly that this was an animal welfare issue to avoid misunderstanding. Under the circumstances the panel is disappointed in the use of health and safety in the headline and press reports when clearly this is really about the risk that dogs competing could get hurt.

2014-06-23