P148 Teletext 148 Oct23 21:03:00       ——————————————————————————————  PET PASSPORT CONTROL  Passports for pets could be a step closer now the RSPCA have increased pressure on the Government to adopt the scheme. This week, newspaper and magazine ads have been used to promote the idea of replacing existing quarantine laws with the "less-traumatic" passport proposal. But the Government is standing firm by the current quarantine system while an alternative is researched. ——————————————————————————————————1/5—— Digi fun 670 'Zine Life 142 CHECK OUT YOUR LOVE STARS p418 Write It! Fun&Games Buddy Green
P148 Teletext 148 Oct23 21:01:00       ——————————————————————————————  PET PASSPORT CONTROL  Famous pet owners, including ex-Tory MP Chris Patten, have condemned existing laws about keeping pets for six months in quarantine when entering the UK. Last month, a committee of experts recommended pets from European Union and certified rabies-free countries should be able to avoid quarantine. Under a passport scheme, pets would have documents carrying vaccination details and undergo blood tests. ——————————————————————————————————2/5—— Bamboozle 152 It's Your Life! 410 MILLENNIUM MEN AND WOMEN p105 Write It! Fun&Games Buddy Green
P148 Teletext 148 Oct23 21:00:00       ——————————————————————————————  PET PASSPORT CONTROL  A major concern of the RSPCA is that owners will risk smuggling their pets back into the country rather than having them put into quarantine. A spokesman said: "It is only responsible owners who will abide by the law and ensure vaccination." But the Government doubts RSPCA estimates that 1,000 pets a year are avoiding quarantine safeguards. ——————————————————————————————————3/5—— Digi fun 670 'Zine Life 142 PLANET SOUND p480 Write It! Fun&Games Buddy Green
P148 Teletext 148 Oct23 21:00:01       ——————————————————————————————  PET PASSPORT CONTROL  The Government will consult with the public before any changes to the current quarantine laws are made. A spokesman at the Ministry of Agriculture said: "We still have to examine the practicalities of how a new system would work. "In the meantime, if any smuggled animals are found, they will be sent back and their owners could face prosecution," he added. ——————————————————————————————————4/5—— Bamboozle 152 It's Your Life! 410 MILLENNIUM MEN AND WOMEN p105 Write It! Fun&Games Buddy Green
P148 Teletext 148 Oct23 21:00:10       ——————————————————————————————  PET PASSPORT CONTROL  Three facts about pets, quarantine and the proposed passport system: Quarantine laws were introduced in Britain in 1901 after a rabies outbreak claimed 173 lives. Nobody has died from rabies caught in Britain since 1903. More than 1,200 animals have died in UK quarantine kennels in the last 10 years, according to the RSPCA. ——————————————————————————————————5/5—— Digi fun 670 'Zine Life 142 PLANET SOUND p480 Write It! Fun&Games Buddy Green