• 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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    • 31/08/2019
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    Romanian Prison Dogs Program

    Romanian Prison Dogs Program

    A multidisciplinary approach to animal welfare and inmate rehabilitation   The idea of rehabilitating inmates through human-animal interaction programs is not new; but given the situation in Romanian penitentiaries and animal welfare in Romania, this kind of project was almost unthinkable in the spring of 2016 when it all started. Though there had been some

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