Submitted by Dawn Ashley and Sue Williams on Wednesday 30th December 2020
Published on Monday 18th January 2021
Current status: Open
Open until: Sunday 18th July 2021
Current Signatures: 14,553
(count is updated approximately hourly)
All Rescue Back Up Contact Details On Microchips Must Remain Registered For Life
Rescue Back Up contact details are registered on microchips to protect animals in times of vulnerability. Rescue organisations & responsible breeders who register their ongoing interest are let down by database companies who are changing and/or removing these details without notification/permission
A RBU prefix to be added to databases & remain on the microchip for the lifetime of the animal
No removal of any previous keeper/s without written consent & RBU registration to remain for the lifetime of the animal
Vets/rescues/charities/police must contact RBU registration on the microchip if an animals life is at risk of euthanasia in non emergency situations, seized animals, straying animals & all deceased
Vet practices must register RBU on practice databases
If you want to sign this petition (as opposed to merely discuss it), you need to do that on the government's e-Petitions website.
The Government responded to this petition on Thursday 1st April 2021
The Government will consider this issue further as part of the post-implementation review of The Microchipping of Dogs (England) Regulations 2015 looking at the effectiveness of the current regime.
This Government is committed to high standards of animal welfare, including the welfare of dogs. We are in the process of developing a range of important animal welfare and animal-related measures to strengthen our position as a world leader in this field.
Under the Microchipping of Dogs Regulations 2015, it is compulsory for owners to microchip their dogs. These regulations also lay down requirements for standards of microchips and the details to be recorded on databases. While some databases offer the possibility of recording Rescue Back Up contact details, it is not a legal requirement for databases to include this functionality.
The Government recently held a public consultation on cat and dog microchipping and scanning in England. This included questions on whether to introduce measures for compulsory scanning of dogs prior to euthanasia. We are analysing the responses to the consultation and will issue our response later this year.
We are also in the process of conducting the post-implementation review of the Microchipping of Dogs Regulations 2015. This will include a review of how the current database system is working in practice.
We will consider the points raised by this e-petition as part of this review, which we anticipate will report later this year.
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
126.96.36.199 Fri, 18 Jun 2021 07:37:32 +0100