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Microchipping could be made compulsory

Sat, 21 Mar 2015

Dogs on the Isle of Man could be microchipped in future if new plans get the go-ahead.

It's an idea being looked at by the Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture - which is hoping to make the practice compulsory.

The department says it'll help establish ownership issues, control cases of disease and will act as a deterrent against theft.

A public consultation has been launched - the deadline for responses is May 1st.

Environmental health manager John Howie explains how it could be implemented:


  • John Howie

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