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Why compulsory microchipping is bad for caring dog-owners

This new law is a charter for busybodies and profiteers that won’t stop irresponsible owners and breeders

9 April 2016

9:00 AM

9 April 2016

9:00 AM

When Laura Rennie was told that the cat she lost as a kitten had been found 18 years after it wandered off, she was overjoyed. An animal welfare officer turned up at her home to say the tabby had been located and traced to her, thanks to its microchip. Toby had been hit by a car, but was alive and at a local vet’s.

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