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BLACK MARKET IN STRAYS, a new European Phenomena
(STRAYS are abandoned dogs and cats from shelters)

Illegal Transporting of strays , abandoned cats and dogs , from one country to another

Minimum of 500 000 thousands of strays , pro year, are sold on
the black European Market

Most of them disappear forever .
It is strongly doubtful to believe they are adopted as Methods of organizing transports, as well as answers regarding "adoptions"
are not transparent at all .

Big Budget behind doesn't fit into anyone's fairytale storyline promising that there is a huge possibility, most of the illegally imported strays, ends
in research and testing industry.

People asking questions about are subject to threats.
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The Illegal Strays Trade: A Survey of Greed, Tragedy, and Ignorance .
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Organized crime is attracted to strays trafficking for its profitability, small risk of prosecution, as well as light fines and jail sentences.

Criminals who deliberately cross international borders, violate national laws with relative impunity, and attempt to corrupt local government officials are a serious threat to the stability, economy, and natural resources of any EU country

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W,e need to help other countries reinforce customs and border controls, enact tougher stray protection crime laws,
educate prosecutors and the judges about the seriousness of such crimes, and provide resources and training to law enforcement authorities as well as to genuine animal protection organizations.

And, it's vital that - Consumers - need to be made aware that supporting smuggling is not legal .

They cannot claim ignorance when it comes to the cruel tactics dealers employ and the lives and hopes and money and protection laws -- both human and animal -- that are lost in the name of greed and ignorance

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Fight against black market in strays!
Tells the Facts, Names the Names.
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Mission

We are committed to the struggle against transnational black market in strays - dogs and cats

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SMUGGLING IN STRAYS FROM EAST AND SOUTH EUROPE TO the WEST is a growing activity.
Almost all the European states are involved

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1.Why it is illegal?

a) WHAT IS SMUGGLING? What are Strays?

Smuggling is the clandestine transportation of goods , across an international border, in violation of applicable laws or other regulations.

A1. Stray may refer to a abandoned or escaped domestic animal ( cat, dog ) caught and closed into a public and( or private illegal shelter.

The number of abandoned pets has increased as a result of the unemployment and other economic effects of the financial crisis of 2007–2012.

b) WHO ARE SMUGGLERS ?

Smugglers are people who transfer huge number of strays from one part of Europe to another part of Europe , transporting them in private cars with false excuse, with false Pet. documents regarding ownership and vaccination data.

For the Smugglers dogs or cats are not pets but means to gain illegal profit.

C) HOW DO SMUGGLERS PROFIT?

Taking huge number of strays ( hundred thousands pro year )
from shelters with a false excuse to adopt and or to save them:

Hundred thousand of strays pro year are transported by always the same Individuals, Orga's and or Charities, pro year .

Generally strays are not adopted but taken across the border from one country to be sold lately via web adds in another country .

Most of the animals disappear once they are transported across the national border.
Strays are just ware who makes the smuggler gain illegal profit

D) DO SMUGGLERS DECLARE COMMERCIAL ACTIVITY WHILE CROSSING THE BORDER?

Nope, Smugglers don't declare the commercial intention but falsely declare strays to be are their own pets, splitting the animals into 5 dogs or 5 cats pro a car while crossing the national border

As we know any cross border in more then 5 animals meet the commercial import -export condition.

Imports-exports are commercial if there are more than 5 pets or also if the animals are intended for sale or conveyance or they are intended for commercial activity.

NOTA BENE :
Maximum number of animals

Non-commercial import of pets implies five or less individual animals which must subject to documentation and identification review by customs officials on the travel point of entry-exit at the Croatian area. Those pets are not considered as a trade animals and must be accompanied by owner or a comparable natural person responsible for the animal during movement.

Movement (import/export) of dogs, cats and ferrets is commercial if: the animal is intended to be sold or conveyed to a new owner, or the number of animals imported from non-EU countries is six or more, or the animal is not accompanied by the owner or a comparable natural person responsible for the animal during movement, or the animal is intended for economic activity.

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WHAT CAN WE DO :

Neither governments nor individual citizens can afford to stand idle while dealers and stray life traffickers ,continue with illegal activities.

Collective outrage at these horrendous crimes is needed to spur action
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"Thank you for your kind consideration,

Miriam Kervatin
PR Manager, Croatia
e-mail :[email protected]

dr. Radojka Bokun
Serbia
email: [email protected]

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