New pet keeping rules in the Netherlands

Kieren Diment diment at
Wed Jun 19 21:31:06 BST 2013

Apparently the Easter Quoll ( is a good replacement for a cat.  However the australian regulatory environment makes this very difficult to do.

On 20/06/2013, at 5:55 AM, Paul Makepeace <paulm at> wrote:

> Wow, and I thought Oakland (California) was permissive allowing us, in
> a large (~1M pop.) city, to keep cows and horses. You need an acre
> minimum for a horse, but so long as you can demonstrate adequate
> manure processing capacity, cows are a go.
> Where is this fabulous discussion happening? Is there any urban
> precedent for water buffalo, or camels, in .NL?
> Paul
> On Wed, Jun 19, 2013 at 12:15 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?
>> Dirk

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