26 July 1999
Vets attack anti-rabies plans
GOVERNMENT plans to replace existing quarantine rules within the next three years have come under attack by vets.
The British Veterinary Association says that implementing the plans would increase the risk of rabies entering Britain.
The proposals would make airlines, ferry companies and railway operators responsible for carrying out health checks on animals entering the country.
But the association wants the government, which is adopting a “pet passport” alternative to quarantine, to tighten safeguards.
- Vets oppose passports for pets, FWi, 21 June, 1999
- Anti-rabies laws to go this year?, FWi, 27 January, 1999
- The Daily Telegraph 26/07/99 page 9