Before pets can be imported to New Zealand, they need to meet health requirements. In California, The Humane Society of the United States is backing legislation to update language in old state animal-control laws. The bill would replace “pound” with “shelter” and “destroy” with “euthanize,” changes that better reflect current views on animal welfare. Regarding the animal health certificate – The movement into a Member State from a territory or a third country of a pet animal (dog, cat or ferret) accompanied by a passport shall be authorised.
OverviewOver two million pets and other live animals are transported by air every year in the United States. Federal and state governments impose restrictions on transporting live animals. Tragically, thousands of healthy cats and dogs are euthanased (put to sleep) each year in shelters and pounds across Victoria. This is because not enough homes can be found for them – we have an ‘over-supply’ of pets.
Service and assistance animals are not technically pets and owners do not have to pay pet fees. The landlord, however, can charge a security deposit and may still seek money from the tenant if there is any damage caused by the animal to the home. Also, if there is a nuisance issue the landlord does have the right to try to remove the assistance animal through legal proceedings.
Related to the guinea pig, this native South American is the largest rodent in the world. Fully grown, the capybara is on average 4 feet (1.2 meters) long and usually weighs more than 100 pounds (45 kilograms). It’s rare to find these obscure animals as pets, but there’s one capybara named Caplin Rous who’s gained a loyal Internet following. His owner, Melanie Typaldos, who lives in Buda, Texas, has made it her mission to educate people about this very unusual rodent.
Contrary to myth, PETA does not want to confiscate animals who are well cared for and set them free.â€ What we want is for the population of dogs and cats to be reduced through spaying and neutering and for people to adopt animals (preferably two so that they can keep each other company when their human companions aren’t home) from pounds or animal shelters â€”never from pet shops or breedersâ€”thereby reducing suffering in the world.