Most of the animals being rescued and provided medical care "have suffered cuts, bruises, infected wounds, infected eyes, dehydration, starvation and shock," says animal charity.
China's mania for mystery toy "blind boxes" has made fortunes for toymakers but social media users say the latest fad for live cats, dogs and reptiles sold in mystery boxes on e-commerce sites at low prices is a step too far.
Turkey's national flag carrier introduced the new regulation on transportation of wild animals after the General Directorate of the Agriculture and Forestry suspended their entry into the country.
The crisis is affecting the nation's pets with more than three million cats and dogs abandoned in the country, animal protection organisations say.
The decision follows a public consultation that found overwhelming support for banning third-party sales of puppies and kittens to protect the animals from exploitation.
The white poodle-cross had crawled into a brick-built hollow behind a garden barbeque area as the inferno raged around him in the town east of Athens last week.
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