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Microchipping to become compulsory for dogs in Wales

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ALL dogs in Wales will have to be identified with a microchip by March 1, 2015, the Welsh Government has announced.

Speaking on April 26, Alun Davies, the Welsh minister for natural resources and food, said that responses to a consultation held by the government in 2012 had been overwhelmingly in favour of plans for compulsory microchipping. ‘It is increasingly important that we have a method of tracing dogs back to their owner,’ he said. ‘Dog owners already have a duty of care under the Animal Welfare …

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