German Shepherd Dog > Rules on Pet Passports are to be relaxed - UK (12 replies)
Rules on Pet Passports are to be relaxed - UK
by Videx on 30 June 2011 - 18:59
|IT’S BEEN announced that the rules on pet passports are to be relaxed, which will make it cheaper, simpler and easier for UK exhibitors to travel abroad with their dogs.|
Defra (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) has announced that from January 1 2012, changes will be made to its pet movement rules which will bring the UK’s Pet Travel Scheme in line with the rest of the European Union.
The current requirement, to carry out a blood test followed by a six-month wait before entry into the UK, will no longer be required.
All pets will still need to be microchipped and vaccinated against rabies but pets from the EU and listed non-EU countries such as the USA and Australia will only have to wait 21 days before they travel. Tick treatment for pets returning to the UK will also no longer apply.
Continued here: http://www.dogworld.co.uk/News/26-Breaking-News
DEFRA WEBSITE INFORMATION: http://www.defra.gov.uk/wildlife-pets/pets/travel/
DEFRA pdf file: http://www.defra.gov.uk/publications/files/pb13582-bringing-pets-into-uk-110629.pdf
by yorkjason on 01 July 2011 - 14:48
|Reducing the 6 months wait ok but NO BLOOD TEST !. DUMBER THAN DUMB IDEA !. What about the dogs that dont absorb the vaccine ?. Too much of a risk for me to take, I will continue to blood test thanks all the same. England wont be rabies free for long then what ?.|
by gsm44 on 01 July 2011 - 17:14
|"changes will be made to its pet movement rules which will bring the UK’s Pet Travel Scheme in line with the rest of the European Union.|
In other words let us lower our standards to meet the European Union's standards.
Only a matter of time before we see a rabies outbreak in the UK.
Britain has to leave the E.U. now.
by yorkjason on 01 July 2011 - 17:43
|gsm44. Lowering standards is what the UK does best !. More £££££s will be extracted from our pockets when everbody is forced to have all their non passported pet dogs rabies vaccinated for their own safety as well as human safety.|
by Videx on 01 July 2011 - 21:23
|Many people within the UK have regularly visited Germany and the rest of Europe, for Dogs Shows, matings and Holidays. SPAIN - ITALY - TURKEY - FRANCE etc etc. I am always fascinated that the BRITISH never think of "rabies" when in European countries, they obviously don't even think about "RISKS" from rabies, YET THEY HARP ON ABOUT IT WHEN THEY ARE BACK IN THE UK AND DISCUSSING DOG MATTERS. this convinces me of their incredible NAIVETY and QUESTIONAL MENTAL ABILITIES. Rabies is a miniscule problem in mainland Europe and its been that way for DECADES. |
EDUCATE YOURSELVES - PLEASE - IF POSSIBLE ????
by yorkjason on 02 July 2011 - 00:07
|VIDEX Speak for yourself and not for the population as you try to do !. Tis you that harps on about health issues (when it suits you) yet you show a cavalier attitude towards rabies. How can you know what the British population think when they are in foreign countries ?, you could possibly speak for a tiny portion of the British population that surrounds you but not all, so continue to be always fascinated. You call us naive, I call it cautious !. Do you know how many cases of rabies there were in France /Spain etc during the past 5 years ??? (apart from the hushed up cases ).|
My family nor I ever approach dogs while we are in foreign parts unless we know and trust their owners and we never allow our dogs near them either. Miniscule or not WE DO THINK OF THE IMPLICATIONS AND THE CONSEQUENCES OF RABIES !. You should take up the education part yourself- please - starting with a few lessons in manners if possible.
by gsm44 on 02 July 2011 - 08:43
|Story is in yesterday's Daily Express.|
The last paragragh of the article should be of particular concern to all who live on this island.
"The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs said the risk of the disease entering the UK would increase from one in 13,000 years to one in 211, but it was still “extremely low”."
Any measure that increases the likelihood of rabies entering the UK is completely unacceptable.
While it may have been an UK minister announcing the changes, it's the despots in Brussels that are behind it.
by Videx on 02 July 2011 - 17:20
|Island mentality is alive and kicking in the UK - in an era of Global importance. I do wish people with "Island mentality" could be "quarantined" in isolation from the rest of the World and ALL what it offers.|
by steve1 on 03 July 2011 - 06:46
|How many of you Guys in the UK are going to travel with your Dogs outside France, Belgium or Germany, I can tell you now in Belgium there is no more threat of your Dog coming in contact with another Rabid Dog than you have in the UK and certainly not Germany, i have lived here for 7 years and never heard of one case of it,|
What do you think you lot are over in the UK the only buggers to vaccinate against Rabies you certainly are not, the People over here also vaccinate there dogs against it just as much as you lot do,
Half you people are living in Cuckoo Land, the same must go for the USA do you think those People and including the Guys on this site are so irresponsible as to not get Rabies Shots for the Dogs, You Guys in the UK are thinking you are the only ones to do it judging by your posts But you are WRONG
by Mark3 on 03 July 2011 - 13:04
Just because an animal is given a Rabies shot does not mean it is protected against Rabies or incapable of transmitting same.
It’s a well known fact, some dogs do not take to vaccinations. Without a serology test, no one knows.
It was only reported last year that relaxing the requirements goes against the advice given by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)
The British Veterinary Association and DEFRA strongly opposed the EU plans.
The only people that benefit from this is those moving dogs between EU member states and those travelling abroad with dogs.
by Videx on 03 July 2011 - 16:20
|Life is full of risks, some are considerable some are minute and some are almost ZERO. It pays to know which is which!|
With the statistics on car and road deaths, NONE of us should ever go near a CAR or ROAD. quite a ridiculous outcome I would think.
by steve1 on 03 July 2011 - 17:12
As i said i have not heard of one single case of Rabies in Belgium for the 7 years i have lived here, However if it concerns you that much then leave the Dogs at home that way both they and yourself are safe.
Videx you got it right if we have to dwell on what may or may not happen as some do who are answering these posts they live a limited life as far as i am concerned,
Me i do not bother any one day i live today wake up and live tomorrow any problems can be solved or not, the next day will begin anyway I take it all in my stride
by ronin on 03 July 2011 - 18:08
|I agree with Steve1 and Videx, the most recent cases of Rabies in the UK (inside the Channel Tunnel), and indeed rare deaths in North America has been from Bat phaeces.|
Its typical here in the UK, hysteria, sensationalism, political correctness to protect the individual from themselves.
The Vets don't support it; NO! probably because they can't screw the average pet owner out of a second visit and blood test, still there are going to have make do on neutering puppies and good old annual vacinations and extreme rates of cancer to keep generating income.
Remember when you jump into bed tonight, 9 Brits will be laying down in the morgue in UK Hospitals, killed by our beloved cars. You want to protest and make a difference then there are better battles to fight. 24yrs of delivering death messages and waiting around with loved ones for any news.