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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 30th June 2015.

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Photo of Andrew Stephenson Andrew Stephenson Conservative, Pendle

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many advertisements that failed to meet the minimum standards for online pet advertising were removed from pet-related internet sites in each month since January 2014.

Photo of George Eustice George Eustice The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Figures from the Pet Advertising Advisory Group (PAAG) show that in 2014, at least 130,000 adverts were removed from those websites which had adopted PAAG’s minimum standards. These figures do not include any adverts that may have been removed or blocked because they breached the websites’ own posting rules. Statistics for 2014 are not available for each month and there are no figures available for 2015.

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