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Disallow advertisements for sale of dogs on OLX, Quikr: NGO

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

An animal rights body today asked online websites, including OLX and Quikr, to "disallow" any advertisements for the sale of dogs, after the Centre recently imposed a ban on import of dogs for breeding or any other commercial activity.

The Director General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) had recently come out with a notification saying import of commercial dogs for breeding or any other commercial activity is not permitted in the country.

"Allowing breeders to advertise would encourage the illegal activity of selling puppies, whether imported in violation of the ban or in violation of the afore mentioned Rules.

"Hence, we strongly recommend that you disallow any and all advertisements for the sale of dogs on your website so as to ensure compliance with this order," aHumane Society International-India statement said.

First Published: Thu, May 19 2016. 01:22 IST