Animal smugglers only face a fine of a few hundred euros at worst, they continue to bring expensive pure-bred puppies and sell them to pet stores. People often buy the puppies from pet stores, and abandon them when they become too tough to handle.
In the meantime, stray animals are starving to death. To help address this issue, a Turkish company named Pudgeon has introduced a vending machine that releases food and water in exchange for recycled plastic bottles. This not only encourages people to recycle and keep the streets clean, but raises awareness of the stray animals issue impacting the city.