Foxes: Imports

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 29th November 2018.

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Photo of David Drew David Drew Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether it is mandatory for silver foxes imported for the pet trade to be quarantined in an approved quarantine centre.

Photo of David Rutley David Rutley Assistant Whip (HM Treasury), Government Whip

All foxes covered by Schedule 1, Part II of The Rabies (Importation of Dogs, Cats and Other Mammals) Order 1974 (as amended) will require a licence under the Rabies (Importation of Dogs, Cats and Other Mammals) Order 1974 and must spend 4 months in quarantine unless they are exempted from quarantine. Waivers from quarantine would only be granted if animals were moving from a premises approved in accordance with Article 13 and Annex C of Council Directive 92/65/EEC

Foxes are not part of the Pet Travel Scheme and therefore would not be permitted to move between Member States under the scheme.

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