25 dogs have been killed after a Polish man according to the police tried to smuggle the puppies into Denmark.
It appears a press release from the South Jutland Police.
The 33-year-old resident, a pole, was stopped at the border in Frøslev on Wednesday morning in connection with an entry. He rode in a van together with another Polish man.
According to police, tried the 33-year-old man to get the 25 puppies in Denmark to sell them.
But according to the Danish veterinary and food administration was the man not registered as hundehandler, and the dogs also did not have the statutory documents and health certificates.
in Addition, several of the animals handled in violation of the rules of the dyreværnsloven. It was thus not lawful to introduce the animals in Denmark. It writes the police, who aimed the man for violating the dyreværnsloven.
Sønke Iwersen, who is vicepolitiinspektør in police Udlændingekontrolafdeling the West, says that the rules were broken, because some of the puppies apparently were not mature enough.
- In dyreværnsloven are there rules for how early you are allowed to take animals from their mothers. They have simply been too young, he says to Ritzau.
The second Polish man, who sat in the car with the puppies, are not charged.
- Of the interrogation, it appears that it is the one of the men who have ejerpapirerne on the dogs. Him the other is just with, say Sønke Iwersen.
As the dogs could not come legally into Denmark, and the man did not want to send them back to Poland, Danish veterinary and food administration tell the man that the puppies, therefore, should be killed.
A veterinarian is killed then the puppies.
Veterinærchef Signe White-Nielsen from the Veterinary to the South under the Danish veterinary and food administration explains that the killing is done in order not to risk to get rabies in Denmark.
- We could not see where the puppy dogs originated from. It will say that they can potentially be infected with rabies. The risk we can't live with in Denmark, she says.
if you Are looking for a puppy, you can at tjekhvalpen.dk find advice to avoid the to get to buy one that is illegally imported, she says.
- It is always a good idea to see the puppy before you buy it. It must always be possible to see the puppies along with the mother. Here you have the opportunity to see how they thrive and interact.
And then you have to review the papers with the puppies. You must make sure to see the originals, says veterinærchefen.
The 33-year-old man faces a fine in the case. The police can not yet put size on the amount.