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Old March 27 2009, 10:59 PM   #8
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Re: Keeping Pets in Starfleet...

My personal rule of thumb would be that if families are allowed aboard, so are non-contained pets. Fish or any aquarium/terrarium pets are to my thinking different than dogs, cats, or anything that needs to roam around. This may be oversimplifying, but if you can't have your kid aboard, I don't think you should have your puppy aboard either.

One might also argue that the plants (Beauregard ) in TOS were part of the ship's botanical research and not strictly personal pets.

What are real-world military regulations like?
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