Welcome to Part 2 of the opinions regarding compulsory microchipping!
As I state in my last article I was amazed at the overwhelming amount of responses I’ve received the last few days.
The reason I wanted to bring this out and ask the public was to help bring awareness that the idea of microchipping is one which virtually all dog owners agree on. However when you look at the mechanics of the proposed legislation, well, there aren’t any! If it continues like this, it will have no effect. I want owners to be aware of this and voice their opinion.
As some of you may know, microchipping legislation will be coming into place in England on the 6th of April 2016 (Wales a year earlier). I wrote a blog post a while back promoting the use of microchipping by giving some scary yet interesting statistics provided by Petlog.
Do I agree with this legislation, though? Yes and no.
I know we are heading out of the summer but I think this is a very important issue ALL year round. This topic deserves it’s own article and I think this message needs to get out to every dog owner
I’ll explain why…
During the Windsor Show this year (Read my blog here) on the 27th, 28th, 29th and the 30th of June you can imagine it was a rather hot time of the year, as much as it has been the last few months as you may know!
A big problem the whole committee face every year was this issue and I’m proud to be in a committee that was one of the first to have an absolutely zero tolerance with dogs in cars. Doesn’t matter if the clouds are blocking the sun, the boot and windows are open or even if it’s raining, zero tolerance means zero tolerance.