Outrage as UK government scraps plans for crackdown on puppy smuggling – including many shipped from Ireland

A litter of French bulldogs from a puppy farm that were taken in by Dogs Trust Ireland in 2022. Photo: Fran Veale

Ben Hatton and Richard Wheeler

The British government has dropped plans for a bill that would have banned live exports and cracked down on puppy smuggling, prompting waves of fury from animal-welfare campaigners and experts.

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