Norway Service Dog Laws

Under the new law, service providers must make “reasonable adjustments” to their premises to make them accessible to people with disabilities. This law also provides for giving the person extra help if needed (such as taking them to a table or finding the toilet). Please inform us about your dog at least 48 hours before your flight via the special assistance form or contact our customer service. We will ask you for a few details about your dog, including its breed and size. You can track the status of your assistance or service dog request under Manage My Booking and see the confirmation there once it has been given. Please note that emotional support animals are no longer classified as service animals under U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations and Finnair no longer accepts or considers the classification of emotional support animals. Your guide dog, hearing impaired dog or service dog is welcome to accompany you on board all our flights free of charge. I`m looking for a service animal or some kind of emotional support animal, but I have no idea how it works, and I can`t find any information online. We hope this checklist will help you prepare for your flight with your service or service dog: it is illegal for service providers to discriminate against people with disabilities, including those with service dogs. Your service or assistance dog can travel on the floor in front of your seat.

When the seat belt panel is on, the dog should be placed under the seat in front of you. If you are wondering if there is enough space for your dog in the cabin, please contact our customer service for more information. By Live Kleveland Karlsrud, Legal Counsel, The Norwegian Animal Welfare Alliance Note that when traveling from the United States to Europe, all animals (including those used for the service) must have a USDA certification stamp completed by your veterinarian. You are welcome to adopt/buy an animal and keep it at home (and take it with you where it is legal), but you will not be able to prove that an emotional support dog is an actual service animal, and so it would not be acceptable to take it where you want to go. Certain types of assistance and assistance dogs are permitted to travel in the cabin on our flights. This article provides an overview of current Norwegian animal welfare laws. * On our direct flights to or from the United States, passengers may travel with a psychiatric service dog individually trained to perform duties for the benefit of a qualified person with a disability. Please note that you must complete the U.S. Department of Transportation Air Transport Form for Service Animals.

Please also complete the U.S. Department of Transportation Service Animal Assistance Certificate form if the animal is on a flight of 8 hours or more. Norway does not have an emotional support dog system. You need a physical disability to request an authorized service dog. The Animal Protection Act establishes special rules for dogs: it is forbidden to use electric collars if a dog is not actively trained, it is forbidden to keep a dog permanently in a line of less than ten meters, it is forbidden to sterilize dogs (exceptions are made), and it is forbidden to surgically remove vocal cords or parts of its tail or ears. [xxxix] Lov om hundehold (hundeloven) av 7 April 2004 No.74 (The Dogs Act). In addition, you need a third-country certificate, available from the EU Food Safety Department or the Norwegian Ministry of Agriculture. Parliament also decided that the excessive breeding of the zoo must stop.

Therefore, zoos must ensure that they can keep or move – or stop breeding – all the animals they raise. In cases of animal cruelty, police or local animal welfare committees can now confiscate animals from their owners. [xx] Local animal care committees may also decide that an animal must be permanently removed from its owner and moved, sold or euthanized. [xxi] There are no statistics on the actual use of these reactions. Norway is not a member of the European Community. Unlike animals in the European Community, Norwegian animals have not yet obtained the legal status of “sentient beings”. In the field of animal testing, the Norwegian Animal Testing Authority is responsible for inspecting all animal testing facilities and approving or rejecting applications for animal testing. [xiv] However, the Authority may delegate powers to a person responsible for animal testing in each research organisation. As a result, the vast majority of all vivisection applications in Norway are reviewed by a single person employed in the research facility where the animal testing is planned. The Animal Welfare Act prohibits the use of whips to run an animal during competitions. [xli] If you arrive in Norway with your dog, follow the red line “Goods to be declared” at customs.

Norwegian customs staff will help you with the process and check the dog`s (or cat`s) documents. Trapping and hunting fall under the provisions of the Wildlife Act. Small game and big game hunting are common “sports” in Norway. For hunters and trappers, a 30-hour theoretical and practical course followed by an exam is required. [xlii] [i] Ibsen, H., and dukkehjem, Ibsens Samlede Verker, Gyldendal, 1954. Many companies in the UK have been accredited by Assistance Dog International or the International Federation of Guide Dogs. Both non-profit organizations are committed to helping people with disabilities get the rights they deserve and helping businesses become service-dog friendly. [viii] Animal welfare regulations are published by the Ministry of Agriculture and enshrined in the Animal Welfare Act. As the interests of animals are not covered by the Norwegian Constitution, laws passed by Parliament are the highest sources of law in the field of animal welfare. The recommendations will not impose legal obligations on pet owners, but can become useful evidence in cases of animal neglect or abuse. Like what. The recommendation on parrots states that birds should not be kept in cages, but in large aviaries, and the recommendation on dogs states that dogs should not be trained by the use of anger or harassment.

You must inform the Norwegian county office at least 48 hours in advance of the time and place of arrival. Please note that Norway renews the regulations on the import of animals every year. If you are travelling, there may be minor procedural changes for dogs.