The more we buy, the more we fuel the illegal puppy trade
It’s clear that during lockdown, many families thought it would be a good idea to add a pet to the family, and 2020 turned out to be a busy year for the pet market.
According to a YouGov survey, only 20% of Brits with pets adopted their most recent furry friend from animal charities. Most of the families who added a puppy to their household during lockdown, made so by buying them. This has had an impact in the puppy trade, and unfortunately has been inciting illegal breeders to step in.
But what are we exactly encouraging with this hectic demand for buying a puppy?
We reveal here the secrets behind the illegal puppy trade:
Remember that you can report in our new webform if you suspect a dodgy dealer or have been a victim of the illegal puppy trade. Help us stop illegal breeders from exploiting more dogs and for bringing desolation to more families.
For tips on buying a pet check out our advice on what to look out for when you are buying a puppy.