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Hungary Pet Trade to Be Regulated from April

MTI-Hungary Today 2021.02.02.

Hungary is adopting new rules in the pet trade which aim to combat the activities of abusive dog breeders and illegal pet traffickers.

The national food safety office (Nébih) on Tuesday announced that the agency’s Food Chain Surveillance Information System (FELIR) pet trade registration identifier will be mandatory for breeders and traders from April.

Nationwide Demonstrations Against Animal Cruelty - Video!
Nationwide Demonstrations Against Animal Cruelty - Video!

Yesterday, hundreds of people, many of them with their dogs, were protesting at the Kiskunhalas District Prosecutor’s Office demanding harsher punishment for animal torture. Simultaneously, several other demonstrations were held against animal cruelty nationwide. More than 165 animal protection organizations demonstrated on August 25th, as according to their statement, “despite the fact that Parliament has declared […]Continue reading

The agency cited the example of tens of thousands of dogs originating from Hungary that are sold in EU member states each year, most of them from disreputable breeders.

Featured photo illustration by Noémi Bruzák/MTI