Illegal Pet Trade of Dogs in Iran

The buying and selling of dogs for domestic pets is illegal in Iran. With the rise of Western television programing, more and more Iranians are purchasing dogs as pets. The demand has created a black market, with the price of  puppies selling between $500 to $10,000.

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Source: Farnaz Fassihi, “A Craze for Pooches in Iran Dogs the Morality Police,” Wall Street Journal, July 18, 2011.