THIS JUST IN: USDA Issues Permit for Santa’s Reindeer to Enter the U.S.

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  1. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey

    THIS JUST IN: USDA Issues Permit for Santa’s Reindeer to Enter the U.S.
    Posted by Joelle Hayden, APHIS Public Affairs, on December 23, 2015 at 2:04 PM
    As Christmas Eve draws close, USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is helping clear the way for a smooth trip for special visitors from the North Pole. (USDA Photo)

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) today issued a movement permit to Mr. S. Claus of the North Pole, a broker with Worldwide Gifts, Unlimited. The permit will allow reindeer to enter and exit the United States between the hours of 6 PM December 24, 2015 and 6 AM December 25, 2015, through or over any northern border port.

    “During this season of giving, we agreed to waive the normal application fees and entry inspection/overtime costs,” said Dr. John Clifford, USDA’s Chief Veterinary Officer. “USDA wants to do everything in its power to help Santa.”

    APHIS also waived the normally applicable disease testing requirements, as the North Pole is recognized by APHIS as negligible risk for all livestock diseases and at a recent inspection, the reindeer were found to be healthy and able to prance and paw with each hoof.

    As a condition of entry, the reindeer must be certified by Santa Claus as never having been fed anything other than hay, sugar plums, and gingerbread. The reindeer must also be individually identified with microchips or official eartag identification, and must respond to the names ‘Dasher’, ‘Dancer’, ‘Prancer’, ‘Vixen’, ‘Comet’, ‘Cupid’, ‘Donner,’ ‘Blitzen’ and ‘Rudolph’ when interacting with port personnel. No more than one reindeer in the group may be visibly affected by ‘Rednose Syndrome’, and upon entry, port personnel will visually inspect the reindeer to ensure they are healthy and fit for continued travel.

    They will arrive pulling a wooden sleigh that has jingling bells attached and is filled with brightly-wrapped gifts. Port personnel will clean and disinfect the runners and underside of the sleigh at the time of entry. With these steps completed, the reindeer will continue their journey across the country and around the world, spreading holiday cheer as they go.

    APHIS regulates the movement of cervids, including reindeer, to protect the health of America’s livestock population. The permitting process provides assurance that only healthy animals enter the United States.

    - See more at: USDA Blog » THIS JUST IN: USDA Issues Permit for Santa’s Reindeer to Enter the U.S.
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  2. techsar

    techsar Monkey+++

    What?! Nothing from TSA? LOL
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  3. Legion489

    Legion489 Rev. 2:19 Banned

    Great. They let flying reindeer in but Red Green gets turned back at the border. Red said "it was a personality conflict. I have one and he didn't!"
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  4. Mountainman

    Mountainman Großes Mitglied Site Supporter+++

    Here is to their brainwashing bullshit [finger]
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  5. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    Got this one on camera, Pretty sure I'll give him a good flogging if he stick's dat nose out!

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  6. Tikka

    Tikka Monkey+++


    Does that mean they're planning to eat them?
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