02 September 1998
Abolition of anti-rabies quarantine on the cards

A REPORT commissioned by the Government recommends the abolition of anti-rabies quarantine for pets travelling between Britain and the rest of the European Union as well as some other countries.

Nick Brown, the agriculture minister, is thought to be looking favourably on the proposal. The report is understood to say that vaccination and microchip identification of pets would just as effective as quarantine in keeping out rabies.

  • The Times 02/09/98 page 1, page 2