Over 70 delegates came together to share ideas and views on a wide range of issues relating to dogs & cats – ‘progress is made most effectively by working together’.
Dr Daniel Allen said “Thank you to APGAW and Defra for organising the Canine and Feline Sector Group (CFSG) meeting and workshops. It was a really positive afternoon for animal welfare. There are so many important issues – connected thinking and collaboration will improve the lives of animals.”
Vet Pete Wedderburn tweeted ‘@DavidBowles21 from RSPCA at #CFSG Big Tent asking a good question: why don’t vets compulsorily scan every new pet for a microchip? Surely this would solve the stolen dog issue? @BritishVets say it’s complicated eg what to do if a woman has a dog registered to a man who is her ex-partner with a different name. Vets don’t want to be policemen!’
This is a question that Vets Get Scanning has been asking for 12 years and @BVA still refuse and have persuaded Defra to reject compulsory scanning and checking microchip registration!!
Lord Gardiner, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) Minister, speaking to a large audience of cat and dog stakeholders – “important to have ongoing dialogue to get the right measures to improve welfare”
Dr Daniel Allen talking about the serious increase of pet theft in the UK.
Dr Daniel with SAMPA co founders, Richard Jordan, Pet Theft Awareness and Arnot Wilson, The Dog Union.