Jemima Harrison

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Gender Female
Location Marlborough, Wiltshire, United Kingdom
Introduction I grew up with pedigree dogs - English Setters, Great Danes, Labradors and, most recently, Flatcoated Retrievers. Today, I share my home with an assortment of purebreds and mutts. I am an award-winning television producer of science-led documentaries, primarily for the BBC - including Science Documentary of the Year in the 2019 British Documentary Awards. In 2008, I directed Pedigree Dogs Exposed, a BBC documentary which uncovered the extent of health and welfare problems in pedigree dogs. The film has now been shown in more than 20 countries. Campaigning for improved purebred dog health has become a great passion - one fuelled by the fear that those who currently view themselves as the guardians of pedigree dogs are, often unwittingly, the agents of their demise. My mission, then, is to continue to highlight where things have gone wrong and to encourage breeders and Kennel Clubs to embrace reform - particularly when it comes to harmful phenotypes and inbreeding. When not campaigning, I am busy running a small independent rescue in the UK that specialises in gundog breeds and crosses. The rescue has found new homes for over 600 dogs in the past 12 years.