Every cat in Britain can be chipped with new animal welfare measures announced at the Conservative Party conference
- Eleven million cats throughout the country can get chips with information about the owner
- Experts claim that returning missing pets becomes easier when they disappear
- Plan between many animal welfare reforms to be announced by conservatives
All 11 million British cats should be chipped according to government plans.
The tokens with the name and address of the owner ensure that missing pets are returned to their homes.
The plan is one of many animal welfare measures presented today at the conservative party's conference.
There is also a ban on keeping monkeys as pets and stopping the export of farm animals for slaughter.
Hunters are not allowed to import threatened overseas animals – a measure promoted by Boris Johnson & # 39; s girlfriend, Carrie Symonds.
All 11 million British cats should be chipped according to government plans
The charity Cats Protection says that around eight in ten stray animals taken in adoption centers are not chipped.
Environment Minister Theresa Villiers said: & # 39; The measures we are announcing will protect our animals in our homes, in agriculture and in the wild. & # 39;
David Bowles of the RSPCA said that mandatory microchipping was a positive step, even if enforcement could be difficult.
He added: & # 39; It is vital to ensure that if something happens to them, if they are lost or stolen or hit by a car, they can be returned home. & # 39;
Regarding the ban on endangered animals, the RSPCA said: & # 39; We welcome this step to the import and export of animals that are & # 39; trophies are hunted – we believe that killing an animal purely as a hunting trophy cannot be considered a sport.
& # 39; Recent public outrage over trophy hunting shows us that there is no room for this in today's society. & # 39;
Larry the cat lies on the steps of No10 Downing Street, where plans were devised to microchip his 11 million British fellow cats
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