Following on from the Poles leave kids in orphanages story last week the British press really has gone to the dogs this time.
This week in our "fear of the Polish plumber' series: ‘Pets pay price of Polish exodus’. The Sunday Times:
As Poles head for Britain in search of work they are abandoning pets in their hundreds at animal sanctuaries across the country. Up to 1m Poles are estimated to have gone abroad this year alone.
Isabela Dzialak, head of a kennel at Celestynow in Warsaw, has collected 180 abandoned dogs since the beginning of the year. “People go away to England and to Ireland and we have so many dogs coming in we can hardly keep going. I won’t tell you how many dogs I’ve got altogether because I’m already under pressure from authorities to kill off the old ones.”
Abandoned kids, lonely dogs, whatever next?
But the real problem lies not with Polish immigration but with the UK’s strict rules on immigration of animals!
This blog calls for freedom of movement across borders for all – including dogs, cats and even hamsters!