RSPCA are set to investigate Britain’s Got Talent French ventriloquist Marc Metral after his audition was aired last weekend.
French ventriloquist Marc Metral appeared on the launch show of Britain’s Got Talent last weekend (11th April) which saw his dog Wendy, move her mouth and answer questions Metral asked.
Marc Metral received four yeses from the judges, with Simon Cowell spending most of the day after the audition talking about Wendy.
Now the RSPCA are set to investigate after it was claimed that Wendy was wearing a mask over her snout, which was operated by Metral.
A spokesperson for the RSPCA said that they’ll be contacting the producers of the ITV show to assess the welfare of the dog: “It is not clear if Miss Wendy was wearing any sort of muzzle or mask during the performance on Britain’s Got Talent,”
“However, the RSPCA would be very concerned if it became clear that she was caused distress at any point.
“We will be contacting the show to ascertain what methods were used and how they impacted on the dog.” they said.
A spokesperson for Britain’s Got Talent denied cruelty claims, saying: “We take the welfare of all of our acts, including animals, incredibly seriously. We consult at length with their owners and where necessary take third party advice.
“Marc has a huge amount of experience having worked with animals since 1980, and with Wendy for the last five years.”