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Campaigning against microchipping

Campaigning against microchipping

Plans to make microchipping of all dogs compulsory in the early 2000s met with strong resistance from farmers, who often have a number of working dogs. Stew Wadey, Waikato Federated Farmers senior vice-president, dressed in a dog costume to present an anti-microchipping petition at Parliament in 2006. As a result of the campaign, farm dogs were excluded from the law.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Rural services - Overview', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 June 2021)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 24 Nov 2008