Inspectorate confiscates 32 puppies
The National Animal Protection Inspectorate (LID) confiscated 32 puppies near Heerlen last Friday.14 January 2008
HEERLEN – The National Animal Protection Inspectorate (LID) confiscated 32 puppies near Heerlen last Friday because of the inhumane conditions under which the animals were being transported.
The LID announced this on Monday. A Czech driver was transporting the puppies in plastic crates stacked one on top of the other, without food or water, the inspectorate reports.
The Marechaussee happened upon the animals during a routine check and called in the LID. 18 dogs were confiscated because they were too young to be transported. Another 11 animals did not have the required documentation and were not chipped. And three puppies were in such poor condition that they should never have been transported.
After the confiscation of the animals the driver was ordered to return to the Czech Republic with the remaining 30 animals, which were in good condition. The client that had ordered the transport is known to the LID. Last year the inspectorate confiscated 68 dogs from the transport company.
[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2008]
Subject: Dutch news