Thursday, November 10, 2005

ABOLISH PETS (Pet Travel Scheme)

The Pet Travel Scheme (PETS) is the system that allows pet animals from certain countries to enter the UK without quarantine as long as they meet the rules.

Isn’t that the most ridiculous set of laws you have ever heard of? Take a look through this stuff and see what I'm talking about. Why do countires need to protect each other from "rabies" with such draconian measures as PETS? We have RABIES VACCINATIONS THESE DAYS!!! Just have a rabies certificate... and that's all you need. There is NO risk of a rabies epidemic in any Western country... Europe or the US. This is just a scheme to make money for veterinarians, the animal control bureaucrats, and kennel operators. IT IS A SCAM.

You have to jump through about 50 flaming hoops just to get a dog in and out of some countries. It is absurd. And the quarantining of dogs is oftentimes inhumane.

We have a lot of work to do around the world to save our dogs, and our rights to reasonably own a dog.

1 comment:

aileen thomson said...

you're absolutely right. british airways forbids pekingese. this was the dog that almost ruled the chinse dynasties.
we've more dog rules than we've pekingese!!