Friday, May 15, 2015
The Australian minister of agriculture had kept his country safe from rabies now that Johnny Depp’s little dogs have left the country. They will soon be followed by Johnny Depp himself, and by every other film star and film production company on the planet.
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Australia is/was rabies free. We have no idea if the pups had up-to-date rabies shots. If they were smuggled in, probably not. Being some kind of movie star does not entitle someone to endanger peoples' lives.
I grew up in what is probably the rabies capital of Canada. I have absolutely no tolerance for such irresponsible behaviour.
I thought the most of the Abbot gov't were as worthless as the Harper Cons but good for the Minister of Agriculture.
Yes, I can agree with their concern, but all they had to do was ask for proof of up-to-date rabies vaccinations - which any pet owner anywhere should be able to have their vet provide within a day. All the threats were just needless swagger.
I disagree. The fact that Depp (?) smuggled in the animals is a serious crime.
I'd take it as prima facie evidence that the dogs were not vaccinated--which I believe depending on where he lives quite possible-- and question if there would be any reason to trust a vaccination certification from half-way around the world.
There are venial doctors; I don't see any reason to assume there are no venial vets.
I believe the UK and the Republic of Ireland are rabies free. I wonder how many UK dogs routinely receive rabies vaccinations?
All it might take is someone to smuggle an unvaccinated dog from the UK to France where there is rabies and on to Australia et voilà.
Besides, he/they had already committed a crime. Why give him/them an easy out? It creates a bad example (precedent?) for other people.