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Animals: Advertising

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 29th November 2016.

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Photo of Diana R. Johnson Diana R. Johnson Labour, Kingston upon Hull North

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many inappropriate advertisements for animals were removed from websites as a result of work with the Pet Advertising Advisory Group and other bodies in each year since 2009-10.

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

Defra does not keep records of the number of inappropriate advertisements for pet animals removed from websites. In 2014 the Pet Advertising Advisory Group ran a pilot exercise covering the UK over 12 months which resulted in around 130,000 inappropriate adverts being removed from websites.

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