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Microchipping for all dogs in Wales by 2015

All dogs in Wales will be microchipped by March 2015, Minister for Natural Resources and Food, Alun Davies announced recently.

The decision follows a public consultation in 2012 in which the Welsh Government sought views on its plans to introduce compulsory microchipping for all dogs. The overwhelming majority of respondents were in favour of the move.

Alun Davies said:

“It is increasingly important that we have a method of tracing dogs back to their owner.  Dog owners already have a duty of care under the Animal Welfare Act but it can be difficult to ensure that this duty is being met without a reliable form of identification.

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