It is so tempting to do a conspiracy theory but one must behave. The first letter BBC v Crufts letter evidently doesn’t exist…well it does but it doesn’t mean what it says…read on:-
I must apologise that a mistake made in our complaints handling system meant that you were sent an explanation of why the BBC shows Crufts.
This was our reply to viewers who had contacted us telling us they generally felt that the event was cruel and pre-dates the transmission of ‘Pedigree Dogs Exposed’.
Following the broadcast of ‘Pedigree Dogs Exposed’ we are in discussions with the Kennel Club about our coverage of Crufts and this has been our reply to others who also contacted us following the transmission of the programme
That letter is from a BBC “head of” rather than a BBC editor so will the next letter be from a controller?? So does this now mean what dog people wanted-forget the BBC and go with a more dog friendly channel-will actually happen? probably not because whatever anybody says the BBC still has a contract to run so they won’t back out. Unless they can find a way to do it that won’t cost them money