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Monday, 27 August 2012

RSPCA TO ACCESS MICROCHIPPING DATABASE?

WELSH GOVERNMENT CONSULT ON MICROCHIPPING.

Environment minister, John Griffiths, who is not a dog owner, has said that Dog breeding legislation should be in place by the end of the year and compulsory micro-chipping should be in place by spring next year.
Those who believe that they have a right to privacy should note that the RSPCA state in their submission :

.......there should be only one centralised database providing easy 24/7 access for enforcement bodies which must include the police, local authorities and the RSPCA.

It is also worth noting that:

The RSPCA also expects that it will be using these Regulations when it is enforcing other pieces of dog legislation such as neglect, abandonment, cruelty, etc under the Animal Welfare Act 2006.

There is still time to talk to Assembly Members and raise your concerns about what this will mean to dog owners and dogs in Wales. They are listening to the views of people outside Wales too, so there is still chance for everyone's opinion to be heard.

2 comments:

Queenie said...

If the RSPCA are given access to a database for microchipping, I shall be suing them for breaching the Data Protection Act !

E-F-G said...

I'm trying to read the entry on Welsh micro-chipping and the database being accessed by the RSPCA, the link (read the summary)goes to a "sign in" which I can't do. Any chance of reading it? I was pointed to it by somebody who thought it may be interesting to the people who read a blog I do http://imaal10.wordpress.com/