Animal importation

As reported in the Washington Post on June 19, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has launched a “multistate investigation after imported rescue dog tests positive for
Continue Reading The continued threat of canine rabies imported into the U.S. through unregulated rescue channels

CDC announced that it will prohibit the entry of dogs into the United States from the countries listed below beginning on July 14, 2021 unless CDC provides advance written approval
Continue Reading CDC prohibits entry of dogs into the United States from 113 high-risk rabies-endemic countries/states

As reported by the Associated Press on November 7, 2019, Sandra, a 33-year-old orangutan that was granted legal personhood by a judge in Argentina has moved to the Center
Continue Reading What is the legal status of Sandra in the United States—the orangutan granted legal personhood status in Argentina?

Rabies is a nearly 100% fatal disease when unvaccinated animals and humans are exposed.  As previously discussed the risk of exposure to rabies from dogs imported from other countries, especially
Continue Reading The Perils of Importation of Dogs from Egypt Acknowledged and Temporarily Ceased by US Government.