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Dierenbescherming started a campaign to introduce mandatory identification and registration for all cats in the Netherlands.
Campaign: I&R for cats should be mandatory in the Netherlands
8 June 2020
Cats Protection, the UK’s largest cat welfare charity, has launched a petition to make microchipping compulsory for owned cats across the UK, to help reunite missing cats with their owners.
CATS PROTECTION: New petition calls for compulsory microchipping of owned cats in the UK
27 September 2019
As is the case with dogs since 2008, in 2021 the electronic identification of cats through a microchip will be mandatory in Portugal.
Mandatory microchip identification for cats in Portugal by 2021
26 May 2019
After years of campaigning against circuses with animals, on 25 May 2018 the Slovak Parliament adopted a landmark amendment to the Veterinary Act introducing an ban on the use of wild animals in circuses.
SLOBODA ZVIERAT: Slovakia bans wild animals in circuses and introduces mandatory microchipping for dogs
4 June 2018