The man behind a controversial dog breeding programme has been unmasked as a Scot with convictions for violence spanning 20 years.
Gary Hemming uses the name Gari Ferrari to breed hairless French bulldogs, which he sells over social media. Experts have condemned his extreme breeding programme, which specialises in American bullies and English bulldogs. They said it was “simply unacceptable”, “intentionally harmful” and “against the law”.
A reporter for BBC Scotland’s Disclosure went undercover to find that Hemming, who has convictions for robbery, domestic assault and grievous bodily harm, was the man behind the trade.
Sam Poling of the BBC posed as a representative of an overseas investor and spent months infiltrating the UK network of extreme breeders and dealers. Hemming told her: “Outright,