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Poots launches campaign to combat puppy smuggling in NI

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Poots launches campaign to combat puppy smuggling in NI

Date of alert:

Sunday, 21 August 2022

Crime Ref:

Force:

Police Service of Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland Minister for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs, Edwin Poots has launched a new campaign to combat puppy smuggling.

It is part of the wider ‘Paws for Thought’ campaign which aims to disrupt the trafficking of low welfare pups through Northern Ireland’s ports.

The multi-agency group behind the campaign includes the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA); Belfast City Council; Mid and East Antrim Council; Belfast Harbour Police; Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI); Stena Line; P&O; and HM Revenue and Customs.

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