ACTOR Brian Blessed’s famous voice boomed out in Sheffield city centre on Tuesday as he launched a campaign on behalf of a local cats’ charity.
He has teamed up with Feline Friends, based at Old Tupton, Chesterfield, to lobby against a possible Government ban on electronic pet collars, which stop animals straying from back gardens.
The 74-year-old, from Goldthorpe near Mexborough, famous for his roles in sitcom Blackadder and sci-fi film Flash Gordon, pulled up in a campaign bus in Barkers Pool, encouraging passers-by to sign a petition.
He said: “It’s a humane system which saves pets from horrific injury and death on the roads and spares owners the misery of losing much-loved cats and dogs.”
The collars, already banned in Wales, are used with a perimeter fence.
In training, pets receive an electronic pulse when they hear a warning bleep.