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Supervet traps himself in cage to highlight ‘terrible’ conditions at puppy farms

TV personality Noel Fitzpatrick said he wanted to highlight what he called a ‘silent crisis’ in the puppy trade.

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Supervet Noel Fitzpatrick stars in Animal Rescue Live (Channel 4/PA)

Supervet Noel Fitzpatrick stars in Animal Rescue Live (Channel 4/PA)

Supervet Noel Fitzpatrick stars in Animal Rescue Live (Channel 4/PA)

Noel Fitzpatrick, star of Channel 4’s The Supervet, has trapped himself in a cage to highlight the conditions some farmed puppies are kept in.

The Irish TV presenter and veterinary surgeon staged the stunt ahead of his new series of Animal Rescue Live, which explores the “silent crisis” in the puppy trade.

Some commercial dog breeding facilities, dubbed puppy farms, are poorly lit and cramped, and some animals die from infection and genetic deformities, Fitzpatrick said.


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