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Poll: Should the on-line sale of animals be allowed?

What do you think? Modern day notice board or irresponsible trading place?

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THE DSPCA HAS called on on-line sales sites to stop the practice of allowing ads for animals be hosted.

They say that the trading of animals on-line is a “serious problem” as many of these pets are not properly vaccinated or micro-chipped.

However, websites DoneDeal.ie and BuyandSell.ie say that they do all they can to ensure the safety of the animals and that stopping the online trading would force the practice underground.

What do you think? Is it any different to a notice board flyer? Or does it allow vulnerable animals be shipped around too easily? Does it encourage breeding of animals for profit?

We’re asking: Should the on-line sale of animals be allowed?


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