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Welsh Government to consult further on compulsory microchipping of dogs

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THE Welsh Government will be holding a further consultation on its proposed regulations introducing the compulsory microchipping of dogs. Rebecca Evans, the deputy minister for farming and food in Wales, announced on February 16 that she had decided that the consultation would be required to gather views on some specific elements that were being proposed for inclusion in the legislation.

The microchipping of dogs in Wales was originally due to become compulsory on March 1 this year. However, in September 2014, Ms Evans announced that this date was unlikely to be met. In a written statement at the time, she said that she had asked for the draft Animal Welfare (Identification of Dogs) (Wales) …

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