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Dog Owners: Share Your Opinions on Compulsory Microchipping

29 April 2015

WALES, UK - The Welsh Government is currently consulting on details of the legislation to introduce compulsory microchipping of dogs in Wales.

The legislation would be made under Section 12 of the Animal Welfare Act 2006. The Welsh Ministers are proposing all puppies over 56 days old and dogs are microchipped.

The key benefit of compulsory microchipping of all dogs is improved animal welfare. It will encourage owners to take greater responsibility for their dogs’ welfare and behaviour, and could also provide traceability for disease control purposes.

This consultation provides stakeholders and members of the public with the opportunity to comment on the provisions that could be drafted into legislation.

You can respond to the consultation here.

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