‘Appalled’ Prime Minister hopes compulsory chips will tackle theft
THE Prime Minister said he hopes compulsory chipping will help cut down on dog thefts.
Asked on Wednesday, January 21 at his weekly question time he said it was “appalling” and that he hoped compulsory chipping would help.
Conservative MP for Shipley Philip Davies explained there had been a similar problem in his constituency as Bucks has experienced, with rallies held to draw attention to the issue.
He said: “This is very distressing for the owners and dogs concerned both of which are devoted to each other.
Some of these dogs are used for the practice of dog fighting and who knows what fate awaits some of the other dogs that are stolen.”
Mr Cameron said: “We are a nation of dog lovers, people are very attached to their pets and it is appalling when they get stolen particularly for the purposes of [dog fighting].”
He added: “Obviously the changes we have made in terms of compulsory chipping should help with this issue but my heart goes out to anyone who has a much loved pet taken away from them.”