?Changes to air shipping into the USA? Beware

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Klorinth, Feb 19, 2009.

  1. Klorinth

    Klorinth Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 3, 2008
    Winnipeg, Manitoba
    Hi Everyone!

    I just got some ominous news from the grapevine... Apparently the rules for air lines are changing in the USA again. The US will no longer allow a bunch of stuff to be shipped by airlines into the country. So far I only know of a couple things included on the list, dogs and bodies. There are more though.

    What I have been told so far is that anyone wanting to send a dog into the US by air can only do it if they are bringing it with them as carry on or as excess baggage. You can no longer send them. This also applies if someone dies outside of the US and needs to be brought back. They will still allow the use of cargo companies such as Purolator. Problem with these is that it must go through an agent, and only by those cargo companies that are willing to handle live animals, not all do. The cargo option is much more expensive.

    I don't know yet if this will effect shipping of birds. But it would not surprise me at all.

    Has anyone heard more about this? Most of this comes from a breeder friend who got a phone call yesterday to inform her that the dog she was sending today was being removed from the flight and would not be allowed on any future flight. She spoke with several different people with the airline and Canadian border officials. This has just happened and very few people seem to know much about it.

    I don't know if this has anything to do with the discussion yesterday about new legislation regarding protection of flora and fauna. Maybe it does.
  2. congdon476

    congdon476 GaLLiNa LOcA

    Dec 31, 2008
    Pueblo Area
    I hadn't heard about it, but it doesn't surprise me. The government is trying to get better control over the importing of disease and such via limiting the animals that can come into a country. It's annoying to breeders, but if you are a serious breeder, then I suppose you don't mind making the trip to get the animal. Just another measure of government control slipping into the latest bill. I "think" it's harder to get our animals into other countries. We are just catching up to the standard at this point.

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