Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots has written Defra Secretary of State George Eustice and the European Fee expressing issues over pointless rules now imposed on pet journey following the UK exit from the EU.
As a result of Northern Eire (NI) Protocol, pet vacationers shifting from Nice Britain (GB) to NI should now adhere to a sequence of latest guidelines. This contains the necessities that animals ought to obtain tapeworm therapy and rabies vaccination, beforehand pointless given the tapeworm and rabies free standing of NI and the Republic of Eire (ROI).
Talking on the matter, the Minister stated: 'As a result of NI Protocol, pet homeowners in Northern Eire now face onerous and pointless doc checks in addition to To unwarranted veterinary therapies, for illnesses we don't have.
"I wrote to Secretary of State George Eustice and the European Fee asking for widespread sense and extra particularly, a typical journey zone to be enforced between GB and NI and ROI – it isn’t not unreasonable and would alleviate the actual and critical issues. pet vacationers in all jurisdictions. "
The Minister continued, "A worrying implementation of those new necessities is that no consideration has been given to the difficulties precipitated to service canine customers and to coaching puppies. help. Which means a few of the most susceptible in our society are immediately affected – it can not and shouldn’t be.
"I’m assured that the Secretary of State for Defra and the European Fee will study and acknowledge the impression of the issues I’ve raised and work with me to discover a pragmatic and wise answer to those issues."