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Still from “Barkies” film ‘The Big Dog House, 1931

The photograph accompanied copies of correspondence between the Performing and Captive Animals’ Defence League and the British Board of Film Censors. Several films in the "Barkies" series had been banned by the censor due to the cruel methods used to make the dogs perform.

Included in a file on 'Cinematograph Industry: Cruelty in Films', 1931-1932, from the archive of the TUC; document reference: MSS.292/675.12/5

Still from 1931 Barkies film ‘The Big Dog House’