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    Exclamation Microchipping is One Thing; COMPULSORY Microchipping Another

    Hi All,

    Joined recently. Hope to find support from DogForum members in my battle to get the Tasmanian Government to rethink its legislation (which kicks in 1st July 2011) making microchipping COMPULSORY.

    You may favour microchipping or be against it. But I fervently believe that it should be by YOUR CHOICE, not by LAW that YOUR DOG is microchipped.

    When I find time, I'll go into some aspects of the new Tassie law in another posting and, perhaps, suggest action that can be taken by those opposed to the compulsion.

    PLEASE let me know your feelings about COMPULSORY microchipping. Also, if you can provide guidance as to how to get a campaign going on the DogForum or networking sites in general, I'd be grateful.

    Time is running out for Tasmanians with un-chipped dogs. Extrapolating from the half-dozen people I've spoken with who have un-chipped dogs, I suspect that there will be a high level of non-compliance with the new law and that a significant proportion of dog owners will no longer register their dogs because, as I understand it, the dog must be chipped as a condition of registration.

    Hoping to hear from you.

    Nochip aka Saville

    If you email me, please let me know whether I may forward your email to other parties (e.g. The Mercury) or whether you don't give permission for forwarding your email/s.

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    Exclamation Microchipping : Your Dog, Your Choice?

    Microchipping is One Thing; COMPULSORY Microchipping Another

    Hi All,

    Joined recently. Hope to find support from DogForum members in my battle to get the Tasmanian Government to rethink its legislation (which kicks in 1st July 2011) making microchipping COMPULSORY.

    You may favour microchipping or be against it. But I fervently believe that it should be by YOUR CHOICE, not by LAW that YOUR DOG is microchipped.

    When I find time, I'll go into some aspects of the new Tassie law in another posting and, perhaps, suggest action that can be taken by those opposed to the compulsion.

    PLEASE let me know your feelings about COMPULSORY microchipping. Also, if you can provide guidance as to how to get a campaign going on the DogForum or networking sites in general, I'd be grateful.

    Time is running out for Tasmanians with un-chipped dogs. Extrapolating from the half-dozen people I've spoken with who have un-chipped dogs, I suspect that there will be a high level of non-compliance with the new law and that a significant proportion of dog owners will no longer register their dogs because, as I understand it, the dog must be chipped as a condition of registration.

    Hoping to hear from you.

    Nochip aka Saville

    If you email me, please let me know whether I may forward your email to other parties (e.g. The Mercury) or whether you don't give permission for forwarding your email/s.

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    I don't know your reasons for being against microchipping, but frankly none of my animals will ever go unchipped. I would rather have my dog chipped (not only proof of ownership but a way for your animal to come back to you if it gets lost) than not.

    Perhaps you could explain your reasoning for not wanting people to be able to find you if your dog gets lost without a collar or tags? Or gets picked up by the council? I'm all for the laws, they make owners more responsible for their pets or at least they can be held accountable if they are doing the wrong thing by their animals.
    Last edited by AngelanBatty; 04-17-2011 at 06:34 AM.

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    I am ALL FOR compulsory micro chipping. It's currently the best way to ensure your dogs identity is known and your ownership can be proven.

    NO animal of mine will ever remain unchipped and the sooner EVERYONE MUST chip, the better, then there will be a lot less abandoned animals (they will be traceable so accountability will be enforced), less being PTS in pounds as owners will be indentifiable. I can see no reason to not enforce micro chipping, but maybe you can give us your reasons against it so we understand.

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    TBH i cant understand why anyone WOULDN'T want to have their dog micro chipped regardless whether it's compulsory or not...

    There numerous DOG regulations & laws we dog owners have to oblige by anyway & Council Registration is one of those laws.
    IMO owners that refuse to register their dogs with council are "irresponsible" in many aspects.
    I would rather my dog be MC for identification purposes in the event my dog goes missing or is lost etc etc.
    Last edited by Dog Fanatic; 04-17-2011 at 06:55 AM.

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    TBH i cant understand why anyone WOULDN'T want to have their dog micro chipped regardless whether it's compulsory or not...

    There numerous DOG regulations & laws we dog owners have to oblige by anyway & Council Registration is one of those laws.
    IMO owners that refuse to register their dogs with council are "irresponsible" in many aspects.
    I would rather my dog be MC for identification purposes in the event my dog goes missing or is lost etc etc.
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    Ok so now I don't understand the intention of your original post.

    If you agree with microchipping, what was the purpose of posting what you did?

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    What exactly your aversion to microchipping?

    Microchipping is an invaluable tool in reuniting people with their lost pets.

    It allows pounds, vets and council workers to quickly identify animals lessening the burden on very limited space in pounds.

    Microchipping can save an animal's life. God knows how many stray dogs, cats and other animals are PTS everyday because they are not microchipped and their owners cannot be found.

    I'm more than happy to pay the small amount it costs to microchip.

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    I also think microchipping is a good thing. Out where I am my farm dogs do not have to even be registered as they are *cough* working dogs.

    The 3 ARE microchipped as I too feel it is a great tool in reuniting us should something happen.

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

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    All dogs should be microchipped for their own safety, for record's sake and their owner's mental health.


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