Thought it would be fun to find out about dog customs in various countries. Also, if you are traveling overseas with your pets, there are numerous things you should know.
However, in the midst of doing research, guess what I found out?
My dog is banned…
not only in Miami, Denver and Ontario Canada
but also in Denmark, Finland, England and other countries.
Because she is a pit bull mix.
She is also banned or restricted on various airlines…
and on military bases…
not that I have ANY plans to take her on an airline, or to other countries or to Denver or Miami or any military base, but it is crazy to ban dogs when people who abuse animals, people who put on dog fights, race greyhounds, and breed puppies in mills, go scot free. And M. Vick makes millions.
My sweet dog who would never harm a person, would never hurt anyone intentionally is banned but people who kill, maim, slaughter, abuse, neglect, abandon and torture animals (and eventually people) are free to continue their evil ways.
This has to change.
Just found this No Dogs Allowed Post from our friends over at Dog Jaunt, sheesh what a list, doggie prejudice is rampant.
Tomorrow, Kisha Curtis will go to trial in New Jersey for starving, abandoning and neglecting Patrick the Miracle Dog and the Patrick Movement folks are holding rallies and events around the country to raise awareness and to pass stricter laws in every state against animal abuse. Whether you are attending a rally or not, say a little prayer for Patrick that his abuser is given the maximum sentence. Justice for Patrick.
and in Carmel, supposedly dog friendly, and Monterey, we are holding a rally/adoption event tomorrow BUT despite my sending flyers and press releases way in advance to the media, NONE elected to feature our event in the weekly events calendar, NONE. I posted the info for the event all over their Facebook pages, but this is crazy, anti pit bull sentiment here, there and everywhere. Yes, there are encouraging positive signs and articles, but there still is a lot of ignorance and prejudice.
We will still have a great event. Speak UP for the animals. Thank you.
Just found this out, about the fight for Patrick, making me feel ill, but may Truth Justice and What is Best for Patrick PREVAIL…
the fight for Patrick, http://www.nathanwinograd.com/?p=5877
Bringing dogs and cats to Australia…
Clearing customs in various countries…
taking your dog to Norway
Sweden’s dog movie theatre
pet friendly cottages in Scotland
Difference between dogs in England and America
Dogs in France are allowed in so many more places than their English cousins. It wasn’t unusual to have dogs in cafes and even restaurants. We also saw dogs in the local department store and a museum, and hadn’t realised that we were also staying in a dog-friendly hotel.
Parisian luxury hotel for dogs offers doggie massage, swim in the pool
Dogs in Italy
Dogs in Canada
There is a Canadian dog magazine and a Canadian dog blog
bringing your dog to Canada
If you have a pit bull, you cannot bring it to Ontario.
The province of Ontario does not permit pit bulls to enter the province. For information on Ontario’s pit bull ban, visit the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General website.
There are other countries that ban pit bulls and other breeds (rottweilers and others).
Here is a list of breeds that are banned in many countries worldwide:
American Staffordshire Terrier
Pit Bull Terrier
American Pit Bull Terrier
Dogo de Burdeos
De Presa Canario
Wikipedia lists airlines that restrict/ban pit bulls.
Now it gets dicey for dogs… in poorer countries, there are problems.
Dogs in Greece
Stray dogs in Athens
Dogs in Israel
Dogs do not seem to fare well in Israel, and are abandoned during the summer.
Dogs in Asia
there are many articles about people eating dogs in Asia and how dogs do not fare well. Depends upon the country. Now, Japan is having problems with pets due to the tsunami and earthquake.
Dogs in India
stray dogs, slum dogs, and people eating dogs are what comes up when you do a Google search…
Things to consider in general :