Number of Dogs Smuggled Into Sweden Each Year

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Swedish Customs Officials state that up to 2,000 young puppies are illegally smuggled into Sweden each year. The dogs are bred Eastern European countries and then smuggled into Sweden in boxes and bags to avoid detection.

Animal welfare officials report that many of the puppies that are smuggled are chihuahuas, pugs and French bulldogs.

Source:  “Puppy smuggling shows no signs of abating,” The Local, June 18, 2013.

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