Vets attack anti-rabies plans

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.

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