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Noel's daughter tackles Oasis-inspired dog kennel

1 of 1 Anais with her mother, fellow animal rights campaigner, Meg Matthews
Anais with her mother, fellow animal rights campaigner, Meg Matthews

Noel Gallagher's daughter Anais has written to an Oasis-inspired dog kennel in Finland to ask them to stop breeding pedigree dogs. 

Anaïs, the 14-year daughter of Noel and his former wife Meg Matthews, has joined People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals in an appeal to the dog breeders.

The Glory Morning kennels in Helsinki plan to name a litter of Labrador retrievers they are expecting after their favourite Oasis songs Live Forever and Champagne Supernova.

However, Anaïs and PETA want them to stop selectively breeding dogs. In her letter, she says she is concerned over the health of the dogs and worries over the number of unwanted canines that cannot be homed.

She has asked the breeders to cease their activities, writing: "You can be a rock'n'roll star for dogs by spaying and neutering your Labrador retrievers and promoting adoption instead."

Here's Anaïs' letter in full:

"Dear Mr Kormilainen,

I was happy to read in NME that you're a big Oasis fan  - so am I! Obviously. What's your favourite album? Mine is Definitely Maybe. I also read that you breed dogs and want to name your next litter of Labrador retrievers after your fave Oasis songs. I wish you wouldn't do that.

I love dogs and would do anything for my Boston terrier, Oscar. But after seeing the health problems that Oscar has grown up with ever since he was a puppy, just because he came from a breeder, I am now completely against dog breeding.

Oscar had a cleft palate and was constantly sick. For the first few weeks after we bought him, we had to take him to the vet almost every day for one problem or another. He got sicker and sicker and lost lots of weight until he was so skinny you could see his bones. Mum and I were terrified that he wouldn't make it. When we took Oscar to see experts at the Royal Veterinary College, they told us his stomach wasn't connected to his organs properly and he had had this problem since birth because of breeding! Poor Oscar had to have lots of operations just to be able to eat normally.

Since then I've learned from my friends at PETA, who are trying to educate people about the problems with pedigrees, that many dog breeds have health issues like Oscar's. Labrador retrievers are at risk for something called progressive retinal atrophy, which can make them go blind, bulldogs suffer from breathing problems which can become an emergency if they get overheated, and German shepherds are prone to hip dysplasia, which can cripple them. It's horrible to think about - don't you agree?

But that's not the only problem with breeding dogs. In my country, we have a big problem with homeless dogs, and I imagine you do in your country, too. There are millions of sweet, fun-loving dogs all around the world who are living in animal shelters and just waiting for someone to take them home. Whenever people buy a dog from a breeder or a pet shop or even accidentally allow their own dog to have a litter of puppies, they are practically signing a death sentence for a dog in an animal shelter, who will never get to have a home and a family. It breaks my heart to think that dogs are being euthanized just because there aren't enough good homes for them, while breeders produce more litters. Breeding dogs is wrong as long as we're still killing animals who don't have homes.

On behalf of Oscar and all the other wonderful dogs who don't have anyone to speak up for them, please don't produce any more litters. You can be a rock'n'roll star for dogs by spaying and neutering your Labrador retrievers and promoting adoption instead.

Yours sincerely,

Anaïs Gallagher (Noel's daughter)"

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