target: The Chief Executive of ITV, Adam Crozier; and Phil Collinson, Coronation Street Producer
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help us get to 2,000
by November 6, 2012
On Friday 26th October 2012, the popular British soap opera Coronation Street depicted characters having 'a wonderful night' out and 'a laugh' at the dog track.
Dog racing is one of the cruellest 'sports' and the dogs suffer hugely in the name of entertainment. They often die after a lifetime of abuse.
Shame on you, ITV and Coronation Street. As a TV show that reaches millions of viewers, we believe that you have a respsonsibility to expose such cruelty or, at the very least, not promote it as a 'laugh'.
We will boycott you until you redress the balance.
UPDATE: I have been deeply moved by the success of this so far and your comments. I've had to double my original target of 1,000 signatures! On behalf of the dogs, thank you so much.
This petition is now closed and will be delivered to the executives at ITV and Coronation Street, as well as OfCom and the media.
On behalf of the greyhounds, thank you so very much to everyone who supported it. The target doubled and was still reached in time. You're amazing!
If you missed out and want ITV/Coronation Street to know what you think about their reference to dog racing as 'a laugh', you can email the Chief Executive at Adam.Crozier@itv.com. Don't forget to copy it to email@example.com as the independent broadcasting watchdog.
Thanks again. Every single one of you. xxxx
Keep up the great work. Look what you've accomplished!
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