Policy: Pets


Klingon warriors are known to keep all manner of pets, including canines, felines, raptors, serpents, targs, fish, and other beasts. Our culture is filled with tales of devoted animals protecting their Klingon masters and even accompanying them into battle. Armada legend holds that the giant reptile ghojira' devoured several Romulan spies trying to sneak aboard the IKV HoS tam during a covert operation. Most Klingons believe when pets depart this existence, they go to Sto-Vo-Kor as companions for warriors in The Black Fleet.

The Klingon Armada International permits crew members to keep pets aboard the vessels on which they serve, subject to the following:

  • Crew members who want to bring live creatures aboard a ship must request permission from the Ship Quartermaster in advance
  • The presence of pets and their care & feeding shall not interfere with official duties or ship operations.
  • Pets must be kept in personal crew quarters. Owners are responsible for any injuries or damages caused by their pets. Pet owners who allow their beasts to run amok by default make their pets “open game” for hunting and use by the galley.
  • Unauthorized breeding of pets is forbidden.
  • The Quartermaster may designate certain beasts as “service animals” rather than “pets”. Service animals are used for hunting, tracking, inspecting cargo, or keeping the ship free from vermin. Service animals are kept in a beast hold and are looked after by designated personnel. Such service animals are often given greater freedoms throughout the ship.
  • Cruel or inhumane treatment of beasts is dishonorable and is strictly prohibited. Any warrior who mistreats a pet or service animal will be severely punished.
  • Tribbles are not permitted on any KAI ship except by authorized research technicians, and then only within the confines of the lab environment. Cannibal Tribbles and Glommers may be kept in such lab environments for disposal of research Tribbles.

Questions regarding this policy should be directed to your Ship Quartermaster.

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