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Compulsory Microchipping

The Government recently announced that microchipping of all dogs in England was to become compulsory. What are the details? Well, officials are still working that out but they have said that the new rules will be introduced during 2014, under powers in the Animal Welfare Act and that it will be illegal after April 2016 to own an unchipped dog in England. Last year, when Defra held a public consultation on the matter, the NGO said that whilst it belived microchipping had great benefits, it should ultimatley be up to individuals to decide whether or not to ...read more

Posted by: Charles Nodder / 01 March 2013 at 17:30 / Comment