Ben Fogle: Our pets are highly intelligent and need our protection
Government ministers have ditched animal welfare plans that disregard their feelings and emotions - that’s a decision made during the same week that a lonely dog supposedly died of a broken heart after being abandoned by its owners in a Colombian airport.
The once healthy pooch was said to have searched for her masters before giving up food, and spiralling into depression, and later passing away in the corner of the airport lounge
Die-hard animal lover Ben Fogle says dogs are much smarter and more emotional than politicians believe them to be. He joins us alongside his beloved Lab Storm to campaign for more protection for our pets - calling for UK wide licences to ensure they’re properly looked after as the government continues to backtrack on animal welfare.