The Week: Media News - Pedigree ends Crufts links

Pedigree, the Mars-owned dog-food brand, has ended its £500,000 sponsorship of Crufts after a BBC documentary exposed the use of unhealthy breeding methods at the dog show.

The documentary, Pedigree Dogs Exposed, revealed that unhealthy and inbred dogs were winning best in breed competitions at Crufts, despite suffering from serious illnesses, such as epilepsy or syringomyelia, a condition where the skull is too small for the brain.