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Pet passports to be proposed in Tynwald

Plan to raise animal welfare standards

Proposals to improve the Island's animal welfare standards will go before Tynwald today (17 May).

Twelve recommendations will be put forward by a select committee set up after a member of the public presented a Tynwald Day petition two years ago.

They include setting-up a forum of experts in the care of different types of animal, and measures to protect animals being transported to and from the Isle of Man.

There's also a proposal to introduce compulsory microchipping of dogs and tighter controls on the use of snares.

Committee chairman Kate Beecroft says a 24/7 dog warden service is also highly desirable:   

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