Where did this crazy myth start up, that the Continent is riddled with rabies?
Fill in the missing letters: T*b*oids.
There might have been some rabies issue in the 80s, but within a few years of spraying animal habitats with antidote food-pellets, the number of infected aniimals had dimininshed to practically zero. This was achieved within a few years by the 1990s.
Yet it was NEVER reported on.
Well, it’s now 20 years on from 1990, and we’re still the nanny state we were then. (Even worse if you count everything else.)
A number of other rabies-free countries (like Finland and Cyprus) have already signed up for the Schengen freedom-of-movement agreement. And I’d hate to count the number of times I’ve been scratched and bitten by playful cats on the Continent.
Time we reviewed and reformed this uniquely British crazy law.
Why is this idea important?
The crazy rabies myth is nothing more than a political scare-story to get more control over you. (They scare you. Then they offer you more laws to protect you. And you vote them in. That’s how it works.)
Time to allow British people the freedom of travel that other nationals enjoy. Allow people to travel across a British border unimpeded with the pets they love.