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Create a single database of microchipped cats and dogs & make scanning mandatory

Submitted by Debbie Matthews, Dr Daniel Allen and Beverley Cuddy on Thursday 17th September 2020

Published on Monday 12th October 2020

Current status: Open

Open until: Monday 12th April 2021

Current Signatures: 2,952
(count is updated approximately hourly)

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Create a single database of microchipped cats and dogs & make scanning mandatory

Petition Details

There are two major flaws with the current compulsory microchipping system: optional scanning & the lack of a single database. There are 13 microchip databases on the government list, independent commercial enterprises, different processes & no interest in creating a central standardised register!

Additional Information

To confuse matters further, microchipping databases which do not meet government standards continue to trade, and often rank highly on search engines. If you register on an unlisted database, not only can you be fined £500 but your pet’s microchip will read as unregistered when scanned.

The Government should introduce a single database of microchipped cats and dogs, and make it compulsory for chips to be checked at 1st veterinary appointment.


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