‘The new drugs’: Northern Ireland gateway for £150m illegal puppy trade

‘The new drugs’: Northern Ireland gateway for £150m illegal puppy trade

A BBC and Ulster Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals investigation found puppies were being bred in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland and illegally moved across to Great Britain through Belfast port to cater for the rocketing demand for pets during the Covid lockdown.

Dog gives birth to 10 new puppies of Britain’s rarest breed

Dog gives birth to 10 new puppies of Britain’s rarest breed

Red and white setters have been on the decline since Victorian times (Picture: BNPS) The red and white setter has fallen to the bottom of the Kennel Club’s vulnerable breeds list after only 39 were born last year (Picture: BNPS)Jim Cuddy, chairman of the Red and White Setter Club of Great Britain, said: ‘Having 10 new puppies does help the breed, given as there were only 39 last year.