The Pet Advertising Advisory Group (PAAG) has published a set of minimum standards for websites offering dogs for sale, to improve animal welfare and to protect members of the public from ending up with sick, dangerous or stolen animals. The standards have been endorsed by DEFRA and Lord de Mauley, the minister responsible for animal welfare, who gathered the leading online pet classified websites together to discuss the need for urgent improvement.

The rest of this article appears in the 11th September issue of Shooting Times.

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