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The guide dog that spies on people who ignore its owner

Unable to see the world around him, Amit Patel fitted his guide dog with a camera and set about recording evidence of the discrimination he faced but could not see.

“The city is a scary place. It’s like someone put you in the middle of Trafalgar Square, turned you in a circle and said ‘find your way home’.”

That is Amit Patel’s new reality after he lost his sight unexpectedly in 2012, 18 months after he got married. He now relies on guide dog Kika to get him around the once familiar streets of London. But the footage captured by his canine guide hasn’t always shown a city willing to help him.

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