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KC stand busy at party conference

Earlier this week the Kennel Club press officers and senior executives manned a stand at the Labour Party Annual Conference held at Manchester’s G-Mex exhibition centre.

Their presence at the event for the first time was well received and staff were kept busy talking to MPs and party officials, particularly after news of the Rottweiler attack broke over the weekend.

KC press staff conducted several interviews from the event for radio and television stressing the need for a measured reaction to the tragic case. They also emphasised it was a case of judging the ‘deed not the breed’ - just as they did when Staffordshire Bull Terriers were pilloried by the national press.

OUR DOGS understands that the Prime Minister’s wife Cherie Blair visited the stand and that last Tuesday KC chairman Mr Ronnie Irving travelled to Manchester to speak to MPs and officials.

Also on hand was behaviourist Carolyn Mentieth to address the Electric Shock collar issue which was part of the Animal Welfare Bill.