This week, local MSP Neil Findlay has voiced his support for the Dogs Trust in calling for an end to the puppy smuggling trade.
A report by The Dogs Trust has found that puppies are too often illegally imported to the UK from Central and Eastern Europe where they endure dreadful conditions in the process.
Neil Findlay MSP said:
“Far too often, puppies are imported from Europe, having experienced terrible conditions on route, to be sold off when they reach the UK.
“Thanks to the Dogs Trust, we are more aware than ever of the extent, and impact, of puppy smuggling.
“There must be tighter regulation put in place to put a stop to the mistreatment of these animals.