‘A union representing postal workers has welcomed plans to introduce compulsory microchipping of dogs in England – but says they were “well overdue”.
Billy Hayes, general secretary of the CWU, said: “It’s about time the law bit back to protect innocent dog attack victims.
Great Idea! Now all that’s needed is for every Postman to carry a portable microchip reader and discretely scan the dog while it is lunging at their jugular.
Sorry guys but real life doesn’t work like that. As a Veterinarian practicing in a country that had compulsory microchipping for nearly ten years now I can tell you that microchips are great to rehoming dogs to responsible owners. The key word here is responsible – but then they are the the ones who microchip their dogs already. Microchip are useless for resolving dog aggression problems because no-one is crazy enough to be able to scan the microchip on an aggressive dog. Maybe the union should do something original – like ask someone who knows.