Channel 4

Title: ’It’s a Dog’s Life,’ Countryside Undercover
Duration: 30 mins
Transmission: 1997
Territory: UK

This multi-award winning, controversial and groundbreaking documentary exposed cruelty and bad practice inside a top British animal testing laboratory. The film followed undercover diarist Zoe Broughton as she looked after beagle dogs used for testing drugs.
The film led to a full Home Office investigation into the allegations, a review of procedures within Government, two convictions for cruelty, and changes in the law.

Winner: Scoop of the Year, BEMA Awards, London 1997.

Winner : International Documentary, Genesis Awards, Los Angeles 1997

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Its a Dogs Life
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