# Wednesday, 11 May 2011

The Government is considering new regulations which would see all new pet dogs being microchipped. Under the regulations every puppy brought and sold would new have a microchip implanted. The details would then be placed on a national database which would be accessible to the police and the RSPCA. The proposals have drawn criticism from some MPs and animal experts who say law abiding owners would be unfairly penalised. Personally I can’t see why you wouldn’t have your pet microchipped. My four cats have all been chipped and for me it provides some peace of mind that if they were to be lost or stolen I have a hope of finding them. At a small cost of between £20 and £30 it seems a small price to pay. I can, however, see it is unlikely to be popular with breeders who would need to pass these additional cost onto their customer, but surely a responsible dog owner would have their pet microchipped anyway?

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