It is important to retain the status quo over the way dogs are identified.
That is the message from member of the Legislative Council, Leonard Singer, after the Dogs Amendment Bill received its third reading.
The bill allows for dogs to be identified by a transponder as a possible alternative to a dog collar – a proposal which came from many dog owners after consultation.
However, Mr Singer, who tabled an amendment during the reading of the bill, says while he’s not opposed to transponders being introduced, he says it shouldn’t be at the expense of a traditional collar:
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