SEMEN

We’re afraid that the sorry saga of the Heathrow harassment continuesunabated. This time, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) in the UK has informed importers that their facility at London Heathrow no longer meets European Commission legislation, which covers the importation of certain animal products. As a result, DEFRA has been obliged […]


We’re afraid that the sorry saga of the Heathrow harassment continuesunabated.

This time, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) in the UK has informed importers that their facility at London Heathrow no longer meets European Commission legislation, which covers the importation of certain animal products.

As a result, DEFRA has been obliged to suspend the use of London Heathrow Airport as a place of entry for certain animal products not intended for human consumption from countries outside the EU. Suspension will come in to force on 30 September 2007.

We just wonder how long it will take the EU, or better the British government, to discover that Heathrow is a most unsuitable and unsavoury place of entry for millions of passengers each year, because it doesn’t even meet the most basic requirements for international travel.

The products affected by the suspension are semen, embryos, ova and animal by-products covered by Regulation 1774/2002, whatever that may be. So folks, if your travels bring you to the shores of Heathrow, make sure you leave the semen and embryos at home!