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Kate and William have been upstaged by today's Royal Wedding in Brighton where Prince Woofiam tied the knot with Kate Puggleton. The pupparazi were out in force at Kemptown's renowned Metrodeco Tea Salon at this glittering event, which is part of a campaign to help raise awareness of the cruelty of puppy farming as well as raising money for Be Puppy Farming Aware.

A special Snaffles doggy Easter egg, made with ingredients to look like chocolate [but not chocolate as it is poisonous to dogs] was auctioned, winner Farekh generously bidding £60, the proceeds to go to the BFPA [Be Puppy Farming Aware]. Raffle tickets were selling like hot cross buns for the raffle to be drawn next week, also in aid of BFPA.

Celebrity vet Marc Abraham, who donated a signed copy of his new autobiography ‘Vet on Call’ to be raffled at the event, said: “This is such an original way to raise awareness about puppy farming and help bring this horrific practice into the public eye. Puppies bred on puppy farms are usually kept in horrible, dark conditions, totally unsocialised and riddled with both infectious and inbred often incurable diseases.”

Maggie Morgan, co-owner of Metrodeco, which holds regular doggy tea parties and has a special dog menu, said: “You might think we’re barking mad but we wanted a novel way to celebrate the Royal Wedding at the same time as highlighting a real animal cruelty issue.”

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