Yesterday's big issue in talkback land was compulsory micro-chipping of all dogs. There is almost unanimous opposition to this move because people cannot see what it is supposed to prevent or achieve. Occasionally an issue like this acts as a catalyst for a lot of other dissatisfaction. Clearly many people are sick of pointless legislation...just not sick enough to vote out the major protagonists. But Labour shouldn't underestimate this one. If the farmers march on Parliament it will be a bigger affair than the fart tax protest. I'll be doing my bit to urge other dog owners to join them.
The Timaru Herald has a good editorial about the matter today, "The microchipping law, AS A WHOLE, is dumb. If anything it will make the dangerous dog problem worse, not better.
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