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Pet Travel: changes to the EU scheme (Defra) - TSI response - September 2014

TSI response (PDF 347KB). TSI supports the decision not to use a derogation to allow entry into the UK of young un-vaccinated animals - such a derogation would make the trading standards task of enforcing the pet travel rules for young animals unmanageable. Subject to appropriate registration and training TSI has no objection to non-veterinarians implanting microchips in pets. For animals suspected of being imported illegally, TSI suggests that there be an offence for possession, advertising,selling, or dealing, as well as 'landing' (bringing into the UK) a pet animal illegally. A pet passport should stay with an animal for life.