Dogs Trust

Puppy smuggling

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Today (14th November) marks the beginning of a surge in puppies being illegally imported into Great Britain from Eastern Europe in time for the Christmas puppy purchase rush. A six month undercover investigation by Dogs Trust, the UK’s largest dog welfare charity, reveals the high level of corruption at the heart of the puppy smuggling trade, plus the worrying welfare risks imposed on both dogs and humans alike.

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