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01/04/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Watch: 70,000 Puppies Illegally Trafficked Into Italy

Italy has launched a campaign calling for a Europe-wide effort to stamp out the illegal trafficking of dogs and other pet animals.

The credit crunch has given an added incentive for smugglers to import expensive breeds, which remain in high demand.

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