Stop “Pooch Perfect” From Abusing Dogs

Target: Craig Erwich, President ABC Entertainment

Goal: Protect dogs from ridicule and abuse for human amusement.

A new ABC TV series starring the actress Rebel Wilson called “Pooch Perfect” is seemingly all about dog grooming. However, the series promotes the exploitation of animals using harmful methods such as dyeing the dogs’ skin and coat and gluing objects on their bodies.

Over the years, numerous cases surfaced in the news of people dyeing their animals at home and seriously injuring or even killing their pet because the dye was toxic. Additionally, coloring a dark coat requires bleaching the fur for it to hold other colors. Not only is this procedure completely unnecessary for the dog, but also very painful.

Besides the dye, people on the show glue accessories onto the animals’ coats and sometimes onto their skin. Some of the animals are also painted. Using materials that are non-toxic for the dogs does not change the fact that they are ridiculed and put in a stressful situation for human entertainment. This normalizes practices that are abusive to the animals involved. The TV series might lead to people dyeing and accessorizing their dogs at home that could cause serious injury or maiming.

Dressing up dogs can be fine for the animals, and is sometimes even necessary as many dogs require clothing and paw protection to stay warm in cold weather, but using dye has no place in animal care.

Sign the petition below to end the show Pooch Perfect.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mr. Erwich,

The show “Pooch Perfect” on the ABC Network is promoting the abuse of animals. Grooming dogs can be perfectly safe for the animal involved but not when dubious practices like dyeing and gluing are used.

Countless animals had to suffer from people dyeing their coats and seriously injuring or even killing them with toxic chemicals. Additionally, people on the show glue accessories onto the animals’ coats and sometimes onto their skin, while others are painted. Why do you allow this to happen to an animal that is oblivious about what is happening and cannot give its consent to the procedures?

The dogs on the show are ridiculed and put in a stressful situation for human entertainment. “Pooch Perfect” normalizes practices that are abusive to the animals involved and might lead to people copying parts of the show at home that could cause serious injury or maiming.

Your TV show would find a broader audience if participants were simply designing unique clothes for dogs without the actual animal participating. You must discontinue this show now before animals get seriously harmed.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Pierre Stickney

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11 Comments

  1. Sue stevenson says:

    Animals arent toys to be dressed up for show
    Stop this now. Its ridiculous!!!

  2. When I first saw this show I was in absolute disbelief at how this could all be legal and put on TV. I sincerely hope for the sake of these animals that the show is stopped ASAP and animal activists are able to stop this exploitation immediately.

  3. These vile animal abusing scumbags need to have this disgraceful animal abusing program ceased immediately. Additionally a large fine of several hundred of thousands of dollars and a long term prison term!

  4. Jail them all for several decades, yes. Animal abusers, time to meet justice.

  5. A totally stupid show that only human idiots could possibly enjoy. Dogs are beautiful animals who should not be abused by
    these idiot groomers.

  6. Sickening how so many shallow and selfish people think only of themselves and NOT of their animals. Low IQ’d, low EI’d (emotional intelligence) wastes of space. There’s no fixing Stupid or Callous, so they must be driven out of existence.

  7. Evan Jane Kriss says:

    Animal abuse is NOT ENTERTAINMENT and is UNACCEPTABLE. CANCEL THIS HORROR IMMEDIATELY.

  8. Cynthia Mattera says:

    I refuse to watch that show…..cruelty to animals!

  9. SICKENING AND DISTURBING. DON’T WATCH THE SHOW. IT HAS TO GET OFF THE AIR!

  10. TAKE THIS SHOW OFF THE AIR!!!!! DISTURBING TO WATCH THIS ABUSE!!! I AM HEARTSICK, THEY DSO NOT DESERVE THIS ABUSE!!!!!

  11. There is no place for a show which condones and encourages animal abuse for human entertainment. Take it off the air!!!

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