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April 29, 2006

No chips for farm dogs - Southern councils

South Island councils – many representing rural regions – say they will ask Parliament to exempt farm dogs from microchipping.
In the Hawke's Bay, Federated Farmers urged farmers and dog owners to attend anti-microchip rallies on Saturday. One will be held in Napier on Saturday morning and another at Waipukurau, in Central Hawke's Bay, during the afternoon.

"I urge all dog owners to attend a rally to show their disgust at the Government's plan to microchip all dogs," Hawke's Bay Federated Farmers spokesman Kevin Mitchell said.
"A lot of people – and not just farmers – are hacked off about the microchipping law," he said.
The protest gatherings are being organised by in conjunction with local MPs.
Councils differ on enforcing dog law 29 April 2006
The success of the Government's microchipping law could be in the hands of local authorities when it comes into effect on July 1.
So where do the Southland, Invercargill and Queenstown Lakes district councils stand as the enforcers?


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