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Scoping Research on the Sourcing of Pet Dogs From Illegal Importation and Puppy Farms 2016-2017

Scoping Research on the Sourcing of Pet Dogs From Illegal Importation and Puppy Farms 2016-2017

Thursday, November 9, 2017

ISBN: 9781788514132

Scoping Research on the Sourcing of Pet Dogs From Illegal Importation and Puppy Farms 2016-2017

Executive Summary

The report describes research into the scale of the trade in imported and illegally bred puppies and how the associated animal welfare problems , fraud and other criminality can best be combated. Views of experts involved in enforcement action and suggestions by focus groups are described. These suggestions include measures to raise public awareness of the risks of buying such animals advertised online. The authors make various recommendations to governments and NGOs.