Amend the Pet Travel scheme rules between UK & Ireland

Amend the Pet Travel scheme rules between UK & Ireland

    1. DYANE JONES
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      DYANE JONES

      Driffield, United Kingdom

This is Rex, he died from a reaction to the Rabies Vaccination because the Pet Travel Scheme rules are strictly being applied between two countries that do not have indigenous rabies & haven't had rabies within living memory.  They also have a common border between Northern Ireland & Ireland to which the Pet Travel scheme also applies. There is no danger of rabies being present in dogs travelling from Ireland to the UK. 

Rex was a rescued collie who had a new life & forever home waiting for him in the UK, something which was denied him

The UK has been Rabies free since 1902 & Ireland since 1903. 

However in 2013 it has been decided by both governments to strictly apply the Pet Travel Scheme requirement for ALL dogs(& cats)travelling between the two countries to have a valid "Pet Passport"including a current Rabies Vaccination. What makes this so rediculous is that these dogs are exempt from having to have the tapeworm(Echinococcus granulosus)treatment as both countries are tapeworm(Echinococcus granulosus)

Both Governments could have opted to apply for the following:

The new regulation includes the option of a derogation to allow pets under 12 weeks that have not been vaccinated, or pets between 12 and 16 weeks who have been vaccinated but have not yet completed the 21 day waiting period, to enter any country operating the derogation. The UK is not planning to exercise this derogation.

A second derogation would allow all pets to travel between countries that have been granted the derogation, based on a joint application to the Commission, without vaccination against rabies. The pets would still have to be microchipped and accompanied by a pet passport. 

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    • Jill Suitters CHIPPENHAM, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 3 months ago

      I like to travel with my dog

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    • catherine ann usiskin LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 7 months ago

      Vaccinations are not benign. There is a long list of adverse reactions , including death , subsequent to their being injected into animals. I have witnessed many of these .

      It is mindless bureaucracy to subject animals to this reality when they travel between Ireland and the UK given the true facts as stated in this petition.

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    • Deb Shork ABBOTSFORD, CANADA
      • 7 months ago

      Pets need to be cared for and treated better when traveling....they are living breathing creatures who deserve better!

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    • Cora McRae CHILLIWACK, CANADA
      • 7 months ago

      So that our pets do not die when it is absolutely unnecessary. We need to give them a voice and be their advocate.

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    • Kathryn Falvai ABBOTSFORD BC, CANADA
      • 7 months ago

      Because I love my dog and would love all dogs to have a healthy life and a happy home.

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