28 Apr '16, 5pm

[DAILY EXPRESS]: SAVED: The cute handbag dogs exploited by Eastern European smugglers: HEARTLESS Eastern Euro...

[DAILY EXPRESS]: SAVED: The cute handbag dogs exploited by Eastern European smugglers: HEARTLESS Eastern Euro...

The charity says its investigations has gathered evidence of corrupt vets in Lithuania, Hungary and Romania who are willingly faking pet passports. Its inquiries also highlight the “worrying ease” in which transporters can illegally bring puppies into the UK. Paula Boyden, Dogs Trust veterinary director, explained:“We first highlighted the influx of illegally landed puppies from Eastern Europe in November 2014, following a relaxation of the Pet Travel Scheme in 2012.“ Yet, underage and unvaccinated puppies continue to travel illegally from Eastern Europe to Great Britain destined to be sold online to unsuspecting members of the public.

Full article: http://www.express.co.uk/news/nature/665412/dogs-saved-ea...

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