Parliamentary Questions and Answers
Question 163 - Answered on 26th April, 2016
Clare Daly, TD (Dublin North, United Left)
To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if, all dogs must be microchipped, under the Microchipping of Dogs Regulations 2015; his plans to offer an exemption to the greyhound racing industry in this regard.
The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: (Simon Coveney)
Dog microchipping became compulsory for all dogs on 31 March 2016. Microchipping will help to protect the welfare of dogs by promoting responsible dog ownership and also a valuable way of re-uniting owners with lost or stolen pets. I have no plans to exempt greyhounds from this requirement.