Malta: “Pit bulls” to be microchipped

It’s unclear what criteria will be used to identify a “pit bull.”

Pit bulls to be micro-chipped

Monday, 12th April 2010 – 11:01CET

The government will be issuing a legal notice making it compulsory for dogs such as pit-bulls to be micro-chipped, Rural Affairs Minister George Pullicino said today.

Mario Spiteri, director of animal welfare, later explained that the government was not saying it was micro-chipping dangerous dogs, because dogs were not dangerous. This measure, he said, was a step towards curbing dog fighting encouraged by the dog owners.

He said the authorities would use scanners for random checks of pit bulls.[…]

Article retrieved 4/12/10 from http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20100412/local/pit-bulls-to-be-micro-chipped

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