Britain's Got Talent 2015: Talking dog act slammed for being 'cruel'

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Some viewers have SLAMMED Simon Cowell's favourite Britain's Got Talent act for being 'cruel'.

Marc Metral and Wendy wowed the judges with their act on Saturday night's opening show but some viewers haven't been won over.

The live twist on a ventriloquism act has come under attack for being unfair to the dog.

Perhaps understandably when you know just how it's done.

One viewer wrote online: "If this is funny, and entertaining, please stop and reconsider the dog - or does she just not matter, because it gave you a giggle?"

Another claimed: "You could tell the dog was scared by the way it was shaking."

And a third even claimed that the RSPCA should get involved.

On Twitter and numerous users also claimed that the act was cruel and that the dog looked "terrified".

‏@PaigeBSC tweeted: "That dog was shaking the whole way through. I'm all for a laugh but the poor thing looked scared #BGT"

@nolan_bess added: "Awful that was dog was shaking and everything pretty cruel if you ask me #BGT"

Speaking at the weekend and Simon Cowell insisted that the dog really could talk and sing.

He said: "It is quite obvious the dog is talking and miaowing, but David [Walliams] was convinced it was its owner.

"David is such a party pooper – when we find something unique that the world’s never seen, he pops the balloon. He’s become more dark."

A spokesperson for BGT said: “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.”

A spokesperson for the RSPCA commented yesterday evening: "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.

You can watch more from talking dog Wendy and Marc in this clip below from a French talent show...

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