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  1. Published on: 04/12/2021 10:30 AMReported by: editor
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    Government to introduce compulsory cat microchipping to help reunite lost and stray pets.

    • 99% of people support compulsory microchipping for cats according to recent Government consultation
    • Owners will be required to microchip their cats by the time they reach 20 weeks of age
    • Microchipping cats will help reunite thousands of lost or stray pets every year

    Lost or stray pet cats are more likely to be reunited with their owners and returned home safely under new pet microchipping rules announced by the Government today.

    Under the new plans, all keepers must ensure their pet is microchipped before they reach the age of 20 weeks and their contact details stored and kept up to date in a pet microchipping database. Owners found not to have microchipped their cat will have 21 days to have one implanted, or may face a fine of up to £500.

    The new microchipping rules follow a Government call for evidence and consultation on the issue in which 99% of respondents expressed support for the measure.

    The introduction of compulsory cat microchipping was a key manifesto commitment and the Government pledged to introduce it under its flagship Action Plan for Animal Welfare.

    There are over 10.8 million pet cats in the UK, with as many as 2.8 million unchipped, meaning that it would be very difficult to reunite them with their owner if they get lost or stolen. Eight out of 10 stray cats coming into Cats Protection’s centres are not microchipped.

    The simple procedure involves inserting a small chip with a unique serial number under a cat’s skin. This number can be read by a scanner and checked against a microchip database to help reunite lost pets quicker with their registered keeper, saving heartache and concern.

    Animal Welfare Minister Lord Goldsmith said:
    Cats are much-loved parts of our families and making sure that they’re microchipped is the best possible way of making sure that you are reunited with them if they are ever lost or stolen.

    These new rules will help protect millions of cats across the country and will be brought in alongside a range of other protections we are introducing under our Action Plan for Animal Welfare.
    Cats Protection’s Head of Advocacy & Government Relations Jacqui Cuff said:
    As the UK’s leading cat charity, we have been at the forefront of the campaign for compulsory microchipping of pet cats. Every day, we see how important microchipping is for cats and for the people who love them – whether it’s reuniting a lost cat with their owner, identifying an injured cat, or helping to ensure an owner can be informed in the sad event that their cat has been hit and killed by a car.

    Microchipping is by far the most effective and quickest way of identifying lost cats and can help ease the pressure on rescue charities like Cats Protection. Without a microchip, a lost cat will most likely end up being rehomed to a new home as there is often no trace of their original owner.
    Earlier this year the Government also worked closely with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons to introduce new guidance which requires vets to scan the microchips of healthy dogs to help ensure they are not put down unnecessarily. In addition, the Government is also carrying out a review of the regulations on dog microchipping and the related microchipping database systems to consider whether improvements can be made.

    The new cat microchipping rules will be implemented once this review has completed to ensure that any changes to the operation of the microchipping regime are brought in at the same time as the new microchipping rules for cats.

    The commitment to microchipping is part of a wider Government effort to build on our existing world-leading standards and follows a number of recent announcements aimed at improving companion animal welfare, including tackling puppy smuggling in the Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) Bill and introducing a new pet abduction offence to crack down on theft.

    Source gov.uk December 4th

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  3. MICK/GILLY says:04/12/2021 05:25 PM
    The meow world order

  4. The PNP says:04/12/2021 07:22 PM
    Duh - next thing you know, they'll be chipping Santa Claws!

  5. Blackrock says:04/12/2021 08:06 PM
    I could think of a few scrotes who could do with being micro chipped :) It might not stop them committing crimes but at least the cops would get an immediate identity when they pick a suspect up.

  6. MICK/GILLY says:04/12/2021 10:54 PM
    If you only knew it you have been micro chipped for years ..

    If you carry a credit or debit card or anything with an RF ( radio frequency ) chip in it you only have to walk past a shop or bank or mobile terminal and you, your location and the direction you are travelling is known to those who would want to track you let’s say police Or suchlike. Those long trains in America filled with thousands upon thousands of cases of military hardware like bullets or even cases of well anything really can be checked and every bullet or shell or packet of whatever can be counted by a reader handheld or static in a fraction of a second as the train passes. Yes contactless tech has been around for decades.
    Does anyone remember walking past the shops in that area near ASDA and as you passed your phone would get a txt advertising the items that you had just been looking at in the window.

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  8. jayjay2000 says:05/12/2021 07:35 AM
    You clearly don't have technical knowledge.
    The chip in credit/debit cards cannot be read from any kind of decent distance. Ads selling protective RFID wallets etc. are a con therefore.
    Phones or anything with bluetooth on the other hand are another matter - they can be communicated with up to 10m/30ft. I always turn bluetooth and wifi off when not using as 'free wifi' and bluetooth detectors can indeed track you. Hence your ASDA reference.
    "and every bullet or shell or packet of whatever can be counted by a reader handheld or static in a fraction of a second as the train passes. Yes contactless tech has been around for decades." - this is pure fantasy. Train cars do have chips/barcodes which can be read (for inventory control) but the thought that a bullet can be tracked/read is just fantasy - as common sense should tell you (every bullet would need a microchip in its small body which for one thing would be too expensive).
    You need to ask yourself why you don't bother to research this kind of thing more thoroughly and why instead you are happy to promote half-baked theories.
    In the old days you used to only meet up with people saying this kind of thing in bus shelters and could simply avoid - sadly with the internet not the case.

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  10. donkey22 says:05/12/2021 11:22 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by MICK/GILLY View Post
    If you only knew it you have been micro chipped for years ..

    If you carry a credit or debit card or anything with an RF ( radio frequency ) chip in it you only have to walk past a shop or bank or mobile terminal and you, your location and the direction you are travelling is known to those who would want to track you let’s say police Or suchlike. Those long trains in America filled with thousands upon thousands of cases of military hardware like bullets or even cases of well anything really can be checked and every bullet or shell or packet of whatever can be counted by a reader handheld or static in a fraction of a second as the train passes. Yes contactless tech has been around for decades.
    Does anyone remember walking past the shops in that area near ASDA and as you passed your phone would get a txt advertising the items that you had just been looking at in the window.

    Luddite.

  11. MICK/GILLY says:05/12/2021 11:57 AM
    https://www.toolhound.com/blog/gener...ing-system-10/

    Every case of bullets, ok there might be one bullet out of a case of a thousand but the case gets counted at departure and arrival and checked slong the way.


    https://apnews.com/article/rfid-mili...047c21f3184677

    I could go on all day with this but it’s been around since WW2.
    People who ride bicycles stand in bus shelters Keep up .

  12. Ceam says:05/12/2021 09:09 PM
    Question is why not?

    We have both our cats done and they don't even go out.

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