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KC nominated for top award

The Kennel Club’s ever active Public Affairs team has been officially recognised for their outstanding campaigning efforts, by being nominated for the ‘UK Public Affairs Campaign of the Year’ by MP, Roger Gale.

The Public Affairs team at the Kennel Club, and their campaign to ban electric shock collars, now has a chance to really shine at the prestigious annual awards held by Public Affairs News, the leading publication for the public affairs industry.

The team includes Phil Buckley, Holly Lee, and Laura Vallance, headed up by Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary. This nomination reflects their relentless involvement and influential work for the welfare of dogs, not least in their campaign call to ban electric shock collars.

The biggest coup of the campaign so far has been achieving the support of the Welsh Assembly and the Scottish Executive, that have both pledged to introduce a consultation with a view to banning such devices after their elections.

Back in England there has also been growing political success with Sarah McCarthy Fry MP having tabled a Private Member’s Bill to ban shock collars, with cross party support from Conservative, Liberal and Labour MPs.

The Kennel Club hopes that eventually Defra will act on the public and political support for electric shock collars to be banned as part of the Animal Welfare Act.

The short listed nominees will be announced on the 8th May, to vote visit http://www.publicaffairsnews.com/awards/