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8 Million Dog Owners To Be Tracked By Their Pet’s Compulsory Microchip

Posted By admin On March 9, 2010 @ 5:39 am In Featured Stories,Sci Tech | Comments Disabled

Alan Travis
London Guardian [1]
March 9, 2010

All dogs are to be compulsorily microchipped so that their owners can be more easily traced under a crackdown on dangerous dogs to be unveiled today.

The package will include extending the dangerous dogs law to cover attacks by dogs on private property to protect postmen, and making third-party insurance compulsory so that victims can be financially compensated.

The measures will be set out by the home secretary, Alan Johnson, who will point to rising public concern that “status dogs” are being used by some irresponsible owners to intimidate communities or as a weapon by gangs.

The RSPCA says the number of complaints about dog fights has risen 12-fold between 2004 and 2008. In London alone, police seized 900 dangerous dogs in the last year.

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[1] London Guardian: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/mar/09/dangerous-dogs-microchips-insurance

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[3] Microchips for all dogs to hold owners to account: http://www.prisonplanet.com/microchips-for-all-dogs-to-hold-owners-to-account.html

[4] Barking mad: Dog owners whose pets are too thin or too fat face jail under new rules: http://www.prisonplanet.com/barking-mad-dog-owners-whose-pets-are-too-thin-or-too-fat-face-jail-under-new-rules.html

[5] All dogs to be microchipped with owner’s details to ‘help track pets’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/all-dogs-to-be-microchipped-with-owners-details-to-help-track-pets.html

[6] All dogs will now be microchipped, the Government says: http://www.prisonplanet.com/all-dogs-will-now-be-microchipped-the-government-says.html

[7] DNA database will be used to catch out owners who refuse to clean up their dog mess: http://www.prisonplanet.com/dna-database-will-be-used-to-catch-out-owners-who-refuse-to-clean-up-their-dog-mess.html

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