Could Rabies come to the UK?
Has the UK dropped its guard when it comes to rabies? Since last year, dogs arriving from other parts of the EU are only required to have a single rabies jab - but for some animals that's not enough to protect them from the disease. The problem is also heightened by the arrival of smuggled dogs - many originating from Eastern Europe where rabies is endemic. Also, the Government pledge to take on the big firms delaying payment to their small contractors.