News Vets Fight Illegal Imports



Vets fight illegal imports
6th December 2019

By Robert Ellis

The British Veterinary Association is calling on vets to report any suspicions about illegally imported pets to local authorities.

The vet group, in partnership with the National Animal Health and Welfare Panel and with support from Dogs Trust, has unveiled a compliance flowchart for vets to put up in their practices.

BVA president Daniella Dos Santos said: “Our flow chart and supporting guidance aim to empower vets to report any such cases, thus helping to tackle the scourge of illegal importation and protecting animal welfare, both of the imported dogs and the larger canine population in the UK.”

The chart can be downloaded from BVA’s website.