Editor’s Note: The same transnational criminal organizations that traffic in cigarettes also traffic in drugs, weapons, people, and puppy dogs. For more on cigarette smugglers that also abuse and kill puppies, see here.
From: The Times (London)
Animal welfare groups have said that a new EU-wide pets database could help stamp out puppy farming.
Groups such as the Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ISCPA) and Dogs Trust have said that the enforcement of microchipping will help shut down the illegal puppy trade in Ireland which generates millions of euros and involves drug and cigarette-smuggling gangs.
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