New pet keeping rules in the Netherlands

Elizabeth Mattijsen liz at
Wed Jun 19 20:38:37 BST 2013

On Jun 19, 2013, at 9:15 PM, Dirk Koopman <djk at> wrote:
> It appears that my esteemed government has changed the rules about about which pets one might keep at home. Apart from all the usual suspects, it appears one may keep a water buffalo but, crucially, one will *not* be able to keep a camel. Apparently, camels are dirty, disease ridden animals but water buffaloes (by definition) must be clean and (contagious) disease free.
> Given the respective O'Reilly colophons ("MSCE Core Elective Exams in a Nutshell" and er.. the Camel Book) what does this all mean?

It means you can only keep camels as you would cows.  And not in your house anymore.

But for now, I understand, it is only a proposal.  Not law just yet.


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