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'Puppy farm capital' Ireland dogged by trafficking

Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 05:50
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Although buoyed by recent seizures at various ports throughout Ireland, welfare agencies continue to face an uphill battle against an export industry - much of it illicit - involving at least 30,000 pups a year worth up to 20 million euros.

Dublin

ILLEGAL dog-breeding on an industrial scale has turned Ireland into the "puppy farm capital of Europe", according to campaigners who say a recent crackdown is failing to curb the lucrative business.

Thousands of puppies worth hundreds of euros each are shipped to British