UK: Defra debuts detector dogs to sniff out illegal food imports
The UK's first-ever detector dogs trained to sniff out imports of meat, fish and other animal products at ports and airports have been hired by the Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). The two male Labradors, who are brothers, born and reared at the Metropolitan Police Dog Training Centre in 2001 have just completed their initial training along with their handlers who are employed as animal health officers at Defra.
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