BVA, BSAVA and Kennel Club express disappointment at government proposals
Defra’s proposals will only alter existing legislation that doesn’t do enough and is reactionary rather than pre-emptive.
Mark Johnston, BSAVA President said:
“Although we welcome the individual proposals they only tinker with the inadequate existing laws. The move… is a positive step but will do little or nothing to actually prevent attacks happening in the first place.”
Steps to introduce compulsory microchipping were applauded by the veterinary associations, but compulsory microchipping won’t prevent attacks and is only useful for tracing dogs and their owners after attacks happen.
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