Pets to join the jet-set

QUARANTINE laws could become a thing of the past if cat-lover Matt Geiden (above) is successful with a judicial review action he is pursuing in the High Court.

Geiden argues that quarantine breaches the Treaty of Rome's guarantee that citizens of the European Union are entitled to move freely between member countries “with their goods”, on the grounds cats and dogs are “goods”.

As animal owners have paid an estimated #200m in kennel fees since Britain joined the EU in 1973, the Government could face a large compensation bill.

The Evening Standard