Thursday, May 25, 2006

"They wouldn't have been microchipped "

A herd of sheep were killed on a lifestyle block north of Hamilton. The owners had videoed the destruction and it appeared on TV3 tonight. The owner shot the two pig dogs responsible. Neither had collars. Labour MP, Nanaia "One law for all dogs" Mahuta was on the scene saying microchipping would have meant the dogs could have been identified. The owner disagreed. He said the dog's owners would not have bothered to microchip the dogs as they weren't even registered. We all know this (except for our learned politicians). But it was sobering to see the obvious shortcomings of this proposal so graphically illustrated. Some of the sheep had to be destroyed after the attacks due to the degree of mutilation.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Maybe microchips would help us identify dingbat politicians.

Anonymous said...

They were identified! Then blasted...whats her point? ;-)

Brian Smaller said...

I am sure that the government will introduce a special allowance that beneficiaries can get to register their dogs. After all, they pay for just about all their other necessities of life.

Anonymous said...

If the dogs weren't shot by the farmer it is likely that the dogs would never be identified.

This is regardless of whether the dogs are registered or microchipped.