‘We must do all we can to protect cat welfare’: MP
The Government is to make a call for evidence on making cat microchipping compulsory, local MP has said.
Animal welfare minister and Macclesfield MP David Rutley was commenting in a debate called by Martyn Day, following an e-petition relating to the identification of pets.
The petition calls for compulsory scanning of the microchips of all cats that are injured or have died in road traffic accidents, and are collected by councils at roadsides, on paths and in all other locations.
Dog owners have supported the petition because it has implications for all pets found deceased on council roads and paths.
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