Photo courtesy of Purdy.
All over the US, hundreds of pet owners have hit the streets after their beloved animals were deported to dangerous areas of the country. The US Border Patrol has, in recent years, forcibly taken thousands of dogs, cats, and other animals without their owners and forced them to be fed in detention facilities. Many US citizens are alarmed that they might not even have a chance to retrieve their beloved pets after they are shipped out of the country. These actions against law-abiding citizens are reprehensible.
Now, federal laws in the US specify a relatively recent exception for people of sound mind who are endeavoring to “take reasonable measures to protect themselves and their domestic or border animals from accident, injury, harm or death.” These laws sometimes allow legal actions against a local “use-of-force” police officer for using deadly force against a person. This gives such people, most likely trained in less-than-lethal intervention, the authority to “save their pet” from a threat of harm, even a possible “accident” involving an air smuggler.
They can cross the border and jump immigration into the US with their animal (assuming they are at least 18 and have the mental capacity to get here legally). Here is a glimpse of some of the images posted on social media:
it just got a lot more difficult to transport your pet to the airport and fly with them.
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