Spanish Police Dismantle Illegal Pet Trade Gang

Spanish police arrested eight suspected members of a group illegally breeding and selling dogs and cats, some of which were imported from Slovakia and Hungary with forged papers. Officers discovered about 100 animals, skeletal remains, and evidence of used euthanasia during raids in Madrid and Girona.

U.S. Launches a Beneficial Ownership Registry

A 2021 law designed to curb illicit financial activities in the United States has come into effect and requires both new and existing companies operating in the country to reveal who owns or ultimately controls them.