Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Handler and Dog on Australian Stamp

Melbourne Airport quarantine officer Sean Holman and beagle Boof (shown here) are featured on a new stamp celebrating 100 years of quarantine in Australia according to an article posted on the Hume Leader newspaper website.

The commemorative 50c stamp marks the centenary of the Quarantine Act. Passed in 1908, it protects Australia from diseases, pest and destructive animals.

Australian Quarantine Inspection Service (AQIS) detector dogs are trained to detect food, plants, animals and their products in passengers’ bags.

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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM