Islwyn MP says microchipping is not enough to stop dangerous dogs
Microchipping puppies does not do enough to address the problem of dangerous dogs, Islwyn MP Chris Evans has said.
The UK Government has announced plans that puppies will be microchipped at the point of sale.
The Welsh Government is also looking at similar proposals.
The Labour MP has first hand experience of a dog attack after being bitten while out campaigning in Blackwood in October 2010.
Mr Evans said: “When I visited Battersea Dogs Home earlier this year I saw hundreds of dogs without a microchip who had been abandoned by their owners.
“It is no good the Government microchipping puppies when stray dogs that have been abandoned are neglected with no hope of the owners being traced.
“Unless the government takes urgent action and goes further than simply microchipping puppies, I am seriously concerned that many more will join the 6,000 people last year who were victims of dog attacks.”