New Zealand Dog News

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April 27, 2006

Dogs to get in behind microchip protest

Dog owners are being asked to take their animals to protest meetings in Napier and Waipukurau on Saturday to protest against proposed laws requiring dogs to be microchipped.
The meetings are being organised by Hawke's Bay Federated Farmers and two local National MPs, Napier's Chris Tremain and Tukituki's Craig Foss.

Federated Farmers executive member Hugh Ritchie said the rallies were for all dog owners, not just farmers. He hoped hundreds of people would attend the meetings, at Anderson Park in Napier at 10am and Waipukurau's Post Office corner reserve at 2pm.

"The concept of the law is wrong," Mr Ritchie said. "It won't address the issue of attacks by dogs. Responsible owners register their dogs and they will pay the cost of the new law. People who don't register their dogs will not get them microchipped." MORE>>


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