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Talking dog: cool or cruel?

A "yes" from Simon Cowell may not be able to save him.



Ventriloquist Marc Metral stunned Cowell and his Britain's Got Talent co-judges when he started having a conversation with his dog, Wendy. Wendy was able to move her mouth to "answer" her owner's questions.

The act received standing ovations from all four judges. Actress/singer and judge Amanda Holden, praised Metral and said that he was "making television history",

A video of the duo's performance was uploaded to the show's official Youtube channel on April 11 and has since been viewed more than 2 million times.

However, animal lovers were angered by the performance and claimed that it was an act of animal cruelty.

According to The Independent, The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) said in a statement: "It is not clear if Wendy was wearing any sort of muzzle or mask during the performance on Britain's Got Talent."

The organisation is currently investigating how Metral pulled off the feat. It is also trying to determine how the method used by him affected Wendy.

Wendy's owner told The Independent that he does not mistreat Wendy.

"I've been working with Wendy since she was a puppy, training and caring for her for the last five years. She loves performing and I would never put her in a situation that would cause her distress."

Sources: The Independent, Huffington Post




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