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Compulsory dog microchipping

The Welsh Government says it is going ahead with plans to make it compulsory for all dogs here to be microchipped by 2015. The RSPCA has welcomed the move, but says it doesn't go far enough.

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Welsh microchipping plan 'doesn't go far enough'

A leading animal charity says Welsh Government plans to make microchipping of all dogs compulsory doesn't go far enough.

The RSPCA want ministers to introduce a compulsory dog registration scheme.

It argues that it will hold owners to account, help reduce the number of dogs abandoned and promote dog welfare.

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