Today 19th Nov 2020 the French side of the Eurotunnel have made the unilateral decision to stop transportation of dogs in quantities of more than 5 across the Eurotunnel. The ruling is effective with immediate effect and no further bookings will be taken.
This decision is devastating for the future of international dog rescue and will end up costing hundreds of thousands of innocent lives. Limiting the number of dogs to 5 changes the economics of transport for rescuers making it prohibitive. We are calling on every dog lover around the world to take action NOW to put pressure on Le Shuttle to reverse their draconian decision which has appeared overnight with no prior warning.
The dogs we have already committed to save will no longer be able to travel from 20th Nov 2020 and this will be replicated hundreds of times over across the rescue world. This means no more freedom rides for the innocent dogs waiting and hoping for help until something is done.
Covid 19 has been beyond challenging for rescues, with DEFRA authorizing continued life saving transport. This decision today will be even more disastrous for international dog rescue.
PLEASE SIGN AND SHARE. We have to overturn this for the dogs who need us the most.
Pet Transport Statement by Eurotunnel!
In order to protect the welfare of all our customers and their pets being transported via the Channel Tunnel, Eurotunnel Le Shuttle has taken the decision to limit the number of pets carried in a vehicle to 5 (five). This decision has been made necessary due to a recent increase in the number of vehicles arriving at our terminal carrying large numbers of animals, and concerns for the welfare of some of those animals raised by our staff and other passengers.
We wish to clarify that these restrictions will NOT apply to DEFRA approved transport booked by either registered charities or Eurotunnel Le Shuttle business account holders, where we can be assured that animal welfare standards are being observed.
We would like to offer our sincere apologies for any distress caused in the meantime and hope that any affected by this necessary modification to policy will understand that, for all of us at Eurotunnel, animal welfare must come first.
– Eurotunnel Le Shuttle