Not another story about animals and food? No, more a question really …
The Environment Secretary (Owen Paterson) has announced that all dogs in England must be micro-chipped, by law, from 6 April 2016.
Obviously, us ‘Parkies’ love nothing better than to meet our well-behaved canine chums and their humans. The one’s we really enjoy the company of; are the ones that bring their own dog waste bags, clear up after themselves, abide by the bye-laws with regard to when/where our pups can go on/off lead etc.
Usually, it’s this type of human that will already have taken the precaution of having their dog micro-chipped. Let’s face it – our canine pals don’t come cheap – do they? Surely, it’s in our own interests to protect our pets as much as we can. Micro-chipping helps to reunite us if our dogs get lost, escape their home environment.
Tell us what you feel about it? Do you support this new legislation? Do you already have your pets micro-chipped? Do you think it will help to re-home stray dogs?
Let us know what you think …
More information can be found on the BBC Website here.