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Online technology companies in the Coalition to End Wildlife Trafficking Online reported removing or blocking over 3 million listings for endangered and threatened species and associated products from their online platforms to date.
Tech companies take down three million online listings for trafficked wildlife
16 March 2020
The campaign hopes to suffocate the trade for puppies and kittens being advertised by disreputable sellers, and highlight the“red flags” members of the public should look out for.
UK Government launches campaign against illegal pet trade
6 March 2020
More and more Swiss citizens are buying their dog online.
Investigation on the illegal puppy trade in Switzerland
2 March 2020
Five dogs have been imported to Switzerland from Romania with invalid documentation. The dealers pretended to work for an animal protection organization and all dogs have been seized.
Five dogs imported from Romania confiscated in Switzerland
28 February 2020
Our Belgian colleagues at SAVAB are on high brachycephalic alert!
Small Animal Veterinary Association Belgium on brachycephalic alert
17 February 2020
The annual trade in exotic vertebrates as pets is a multi‐billion‐dollar global business.
When pets become pests: the role of the exotic pet trade in producing invasive animals
3 June 2019
The city council has assured in a statement that it will "continuously monitor the ads to sanction in case of persistence in the breach of the withdrawal of the ads"
Online pet trade: Barcelona demands the withdrawal of online adverts
10 May 2019
"We wanted a puppy. On the website of dog breeder X we saw a cute dwarf geese. We fell in love right away."
Campaign against intensive pet trade
13 February 2019