Vets seized two dogs for animal welfare reasons at a dog show in Luxembourg-Kirchberg over the weekend.
According to an agriculture ministry statement released on Tuesday, a team of animal experts patrolled the Dog Expo at luxexpo to check the health of animals and their passports.
Along with a private security firm and customs and excise, they also checked vehicles parked at the site to ensure owners respected animal welfare conditions.
The collaboration “allowed for the detection of several nonconformities, which resulted in the refusal of some dogs participating in the exhibition,” the statement read, adding: “Despite all the efforts of the organiser, some exhibitors did not comply with the required rules.”
7 dogs left in airless van
The checks were prompted after a dog owner left seven dogs in the back of an airless van during a hot day without food or water in the September 2017 edition of the dog show. The man was issued a fine and banned from rearing dogs for ten years, according to RTL, which reported in January 2018.
In its Tuesday statement, the ministry said that it will ensure checks are carried out at future editions.