• 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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    • 23/04/2020
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    Lucy’s Law: The beginning of the end for puppy farming in England

    Lucy’s Law: The beginning of the end for puppy farming in England

    In England on April 6, 2020 Lucy’s Law came into force. The new legislation presents a significant milestone to end low-welfare, high volume supply of puppies and kittens by banning their third-party commercial sale in England. Puppy farms are located across the UK, mostly depending on third-party sellers or ‘dealers’ who often smuggle from abroad

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