The European Union Must Stop the Illegal Puppy Trade! This is something that Chris has been passionate about for years. He has a vast amount of experience through the ALStrays Re-Homing & Transport Project he has run with his wife for over 10 years which has seen Sandra rehome over 2,300 street cats from Spain to Germany, and Chris drive over 850,000 miles delivering over 8,500 rehomed cats and dogs. He has seen first hand the conditions these puppies are transported under, and the adverse effect it has had on the many legal pet transporters transporting dogs (and cats) legally through the mandatory TRACES scheme for the commercial movement of cats and dogs.
Seventy-two adorable, innocent puppies were rescued when border police discovered them in a van in Bavaria, Germany. The 12-week old puppies were found crammed into cages, dehydrated and infested with parasites while being illegally transported from Slovakia to Portugal. Sadly, this incident is part of a growing illegal pet trade across the continent. These animals don’t have to needlessly suffer for profit: the European Union can act now to stop the illegal pet trade!
Sign now to demand the European Union pass legislation to fight the illegal puppy trade and protect our beloved dogs!
Following the pandemic, the soaring demand for pets has brought a rise in the illegal puppy trade. In 2021, the number of cases of illegally traded dogs nearly doubled compared to the previous year, with over 1,900 dogs affected in total. Comprehensive legislation could dramatically reduce the number of puppies who suffer in the illegal dog trade. Better identification and registration of animals, regulation of internet trade, increased education and controls, and tougher penalties for offenders could all help curb animal trafficking and must be passed immediately. The European Union must act now before more innocent animals are harmed! Sign the petition now if you agree!