• 01/07/2020
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    38 French Bulldog puppies died on flight from Ukraine to Canada

    38 French Bulldog puppies died on flight from Ukraine to Canada

    On June 13, 500 French Bulldog puppies were confiscated from the plane at the Toronto airport upon its arrival from Ukraine. Animals were suffering from dehidration, weakness, vomiting, and 38 of the puppies were dead. Findings like this one are just a peak of an iceberg of a lucrative puppy market, especially of popular breeds

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    • 14/06/2020
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    A dog is for life, not just for lockdown

    A dog is for life, not just for lockdown

    The slogan came from the Dog Trust, the largest dog welfare charity in the UK responding to an increase of Google searches for »buy a puppy« by 120% after the lockdown. Later, the demand and prices for puppies rocketed in the UK. The Economist reports that families are looking for ways to entertain their children

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    • 11/06/2020
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    Pets trafficked from Eastern Europe seized in Italy

    Pets trafficked from Eastern Europe seized in Italy

    On June 5, 2020, the Italian officials near Udine seized 39 puppies, a Bengal cat, and hundred hamsters valued at around 60 thousand euros. They were transported from Eastern Europe for sales in Italy. At first glance, the documents seemed correct, but after the inspection, the animals appeared much younger than written in the documents,

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    • 25/05/2020
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    Illegal Pet Trade – Game Over

    Illegal Pet Trade – Game Over

    On April 21, the Croatian Ministry of Agriculture and the Eurogroup for Animals organized the online workshop on the illegal trade of pets »Illegal Pet Trade: Game Over«. Almost 100 participants from animal academia, NGOs, experts from European institutions including Ann Criel, FECAVA Honorary Secretary, and member of the FVE Animal Welfare Working Group, as

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