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updated 18/10/01
FOUNDATION OF DOMINODOGS DEUTSCHLAND

Following the foundation of DOMINO - a UK led campaign that has raised public awareness regarding the plight of dogs currently being persecuted around the world by breed specific legislation - the Kennel Club and other concerned UK dog lovers are pleased to announce that DominoDogsDeutschland (DDD) has now been founded.

The name DOMINO refers to the Domino Effect - the way that anti-dog legislation appears to be sweeping the globe, having a knock on effect from country to country, dog to dog.

German citizens, appalled by their country's current anti-dog attitudes and stringent canine legislation, are in the process of building a membership database and have asked the UK founder members to assist them with their campaign.

Said Harald Wiegand, Chairman of DDD, "We are in the process of printing brochures, flyers, membership application forms and posters and DOMINO have kindly given us permission to use their logos and leaflets. We are planning to encourage dog loving people in other European countries to follow the UK example and found their own DominoDog Associations."

Caroline Kisko, Secretary of the Kennel Club concluded, "Domino is delighted to be of assistance to German dog owners and we would certainly be prepared to give guidance to other countries. A worldwide DOMINO network of people, all working towards the same aims and campaigning on behalf of the dog will be a force to be reckoned with, ensuring that anti-dog legislation continues to be closely monitored and protested against strongly." More. DDD/2.

There will be a DOMINO stand at Discover Dogs on the 3rd and 4th November at Earls Court 2 to keep this issue firmly in the public eye. The Kennel Club continues to receive kind offers of support and donations from Breed Clubs and the general public. These funds are being used to best advantage in the fight to oppose Breed Specific Legislation throughout the world. If you would like to make a donation, simply visit the stand at Discover Dogs, or alternatively please send cheques / POs made payable to The Kennel Club (DOMINO) to: Press Office, DOMINO Fund, c/o The Kennel Club, 1-5 Clarges Street, Piccadilly, London, W1J 8AB. All donations will be gratefully received and will be acknowledged. For further information on DOMINO please go to: www.dominodogs.org.

ENDS 18 October 2001

Contact For Further Information:
Press Office 020 7518 1008 / 1020

pressoffice@the-kennel-club.org.