New Zealand Dog News

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February 25, 2012

Law controlling dog-tracking devices 'too late

Legislation will do little to curb the use of illegal dog-tracking devices, a Timaru firearms dealer says.

The Government is clamping down on the devices, which hunters use to track their dogs in the bush.

The devices use a transmitter to notify the hunter where the dog is and authorities say they interfere with radio transmissions used by people working in rural and remote areas, including search and rescue crews.

But importers and hunters are continuing to flout the law, with more than 100 devices intercepted this summer, according to the Economic Development Ministry.

Gun City owner-manager Wayne Golightly says legislation will make little difference as he believes "the horse has bolted". MORE>>

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