eBay urged to tackle irresponsible pet ads

FOUR PAWS has sent an open letter, co-signed by 24 high profile animal lovers, urging eBay to take steps to ensure unscrupulous sellers can be traced.

Every Christmas, thousands of puppies are sold via classified ad sites during the festive period. FOUR PAWS said there is growing evidence to suggest that sites are providing a platform for dealers with easy access to buyers and seriously flawed controls.