Compulsory Microchipping Of Owned Cats

Cats roam by their nature, and a microchip increases the chances of a lost or injured cat being reunited with their owner. Similarly, if a cat has been involved in a road traffic accident, a microchip allows the relevant local authorities to inform the owner, helping to prevent further distress for those involved. We acknowledge there would be numerous challenges to the enforcement of such a law, and what cats it could cover effectively, for example, the difficulty represented by feral cats. However, we believe microchipping of owned cats would have significant public benefit.