EU Regulations – Racing Pigeons

Please find attached below some information I’ve dug up while checking out EU reg’s regarding Racing Pigeons after seeing this topic discussed over a number of social media platforms. The main thing to remember is that as of 1/1/2021 the UK will be classed as a third country / territory and the regulation 139/2013 makes for interesting reading regarding racing pigeons.

Also remember Norway is not a member state of the EU but has flown from across the EU even after it opted to decline joining following referendums in 1972 and 1994. I admit I am no expert in EU regulations, but the 2020/688 & 2016/429 seems to apply more to member states requirements which next year does not include the UK. Provided our own regulations still require us to vaccinate the birds and maintain their welfare in transport to an equivalent standard of the EU regulations there shouldn’t be a problem however I’m always happy to be corrected as it promotes better understanding and learning.    Read more >> Here

Terry Phifer

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