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Compulsory Microchipping! Good move or a knee-jerk reaction?

20171_PetLog_logoAs 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.

What makes me feel slightly uneasy is the MPs who think solving this problem involves putting this legislation forward and to this date, they haven’t specified any details whatsoever on how they will monetise it, monitor it or even regulate it. All we know is that it’s coming and we must comply. Continue reading Compulsory Microchipping! Good move or a knee-jerk reaction?