The border is getting more dangerous for American animals.
The number of animal smuggling arrests nationwide has increased by nearly 90% in the past three years, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Virginia.
In addition to the increase in border-crossing cases, the researchers found that there is also an increase in the number of animals being smuggled into the U.S. from Mexico.
And, the number is on the rise for all animals, including dogs and cats.
The study, published in the Journal of Humane Letters, found that the average smuggling arrest of an American animal crossed the border more than 8,000 times per year from 2010 to 2017.
The average animal crossing the Mexican border was reported at more than 1,000 cases per year, with dogs and other small animals making up a larger share of the smuggling cases.
Researchers said the findings showed that the U,S.
government is struggling to effectively manage the flow of animals into the country.
“We are seeing an increase [in animal smuggling cases] in the United States, and I think it’s a reflection of the lack of resources that the government is putting into this issue,” said senior author and professor of animal behavior and welfare science at the university, Jennifer D. O’Malley.
O’Malley is a co-author of the study.
In the past decade, the United State Border Patrol has arrested an estimated 2,400 animals, mostly dogs, cats and horses.
The border has been a major smuggling hub for decades, with animals crossing to the United Kingdom and elsewhere in Europe, Asia and North America.
But it has become increasingly challenging to find and capture the animals who smuggle them across, with some experts saying it’s not feasible to keep track of them all.
“It’s becoming very difficult to find the animals, because they’re moving around a lot,” said Brian S. Smith, a veterinarian who studies animal smuggling.
Smith, who has written about the subject extensively, said it is not unusual for the animals to cross from the border in one of three ways.
They could be found abandoned, captured or surrendered, or they could be killed for their meat.
Most animals are found in rural areas where they are more likely to be kept by people who have not paid for them, according a 2017 study by the Humane Society of the United Nations.
And the animals often have little to no money and are often taken from their homes.
When an animal is captured, it is usually in a rural area where it is unlikely to be found by a family member.
If a family can find it, it can be sold to a local butcher.
Smith said it can take an animal about two to three weeks to cross the border and return to its original owners.
He said that the number one reason smugglers turn to the border is to bring back food.
Smith estimated that about 10% to 15% of the animals caught by border agents are smuggled into American cities or towns and brought back to the U-M system for adoption.
Olamas research suggests that more than 60% of those animals have been abandoned.
“The majority of the time, animals are killed in the process,” Smith said.
Olamas team also examined the impact of animal cruelty.
They found that people, including many animal lovers, do not want to know about animal trafficking.
“It seems to be a little bit of a taboo topic, and many people feel that they don’t want to be exposed to it, and it’s kind of like, ‘Don’t talk about it.
It’s not worth it,'” she said.
When the researchers tracked down the owners of the illegal animals, they found that they had no idea that the animals had been taken into captivity.
They also found that many of the owners did not want the animals back.
One owner said that his wife would rather watch his wife slaughter an animal than pay to keep it.
“She wants the dog and the cats, but the dogs and the chickens she has to sell, and she doesn’t want the cats,” Smith told ABC News.
A recent study found that about 40% of U.K. cats and dogs have been smuggled into Britain, where they live in crowded conditions and lack adequate veterinary care.
The United States has seen an increase of border-related animal smuggling in recent years, with an estimated 1,400 animal smuggling incidents reported last year.
In 2017, the U.,S.
Border Patrol reported 1,096 animal smuggling arrest cases.