Britain's Got Talent Viewers Left Sobbing Over Dog Rescued From Meat Trade
Britain's Got Talent viewers were reaching for the tissues last (Saturday) night during an emotional act featuring a dog rescued from the meat trade.
Dog rescuer Amanda, from Scotland, took to the stage with one of her 40 dogs, called Miracle - and as his name suggests, he's lucky to even be here.
Proving that miracles do exist... :sparkles::sparkles::sparkles:
Believe in the magic of Amanda and Miracle! :heart::dog: #BGT #BritainsGotTalent pic.twitter.com/NRuKtTDdcr
- BGT (@BGT) May 9, 2020
Amanda shared a video which revealed the disgusting conditions he was rescued from, crammed into a cage with more than 1,000 other dogs. It was initially thought he was dead, but his eye opened as a camera flashed and he was brought to Scotland and nursed back to health.
Amanda asked the judges to pick four pictures from a stack of 40 featuring her dogs, before Miracle opened a door and the four dogs chosen by the judges came flooding onto the stage. A great way to finish any act, I'm sure you'll agree.
The judges were certainly impressed anyway, with Amanda and Miracle receiving an emphatic 'yes' from each and being sent through to the next round.
Meanwhile, viewers at home were struggling to keep themselves together:
What an inspiration Amanda is, tears were rolling down my face Thank you for telling your story and showing what they do to dogs in China thank God you saved him he is such a beautiful dog along with all your other dogs they dont know how lucky they are Sending all my love- Sasha (@Sasha28671257) May 9, 2020
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Bawled my eyes out watching that. But his outcome is amazing. I'm now hugging my own dog and I don't want to let her go. pic.twitter.com/PKIhmRNe9A- Beths Bumpy Journey (@BethsNFjourney) May 9, 2020
Absolutely incredible, we simply don't deserve dogs at times. The most incredible amazing woman, absolutely in bits.- James Hare (@jimbohare30) May 9, 2020
Loved that act. :heart: Breaks my heart to think that some dogs get treated this way. :cry: Bless them all x- (@EmmaBottrill) May 9, 2020
I cried my heart out, Miricle looked just like my Miska, it breaks my heart and soul that this barbaric trade and market still continues. It MUST STOP! I would really like to reach out to this lady and thank her for bringing this to people attention! There's petitions please sign- Naomi (@NaomiVine) May 9, 2020
Was in tears :cry::cry::cry: how can anyone treat dogs or any animals that way it's awful :heart:- Georgia:heartbeat: (@GLOVESLOUandARI) May 9, 2020
Here's hoping Miracle's story will help to raise awareness about the cruelty of the dog meat trade. You can find out more about people who save dogs from the meat trade here.
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