Plans to make microchipping of all dogs compulsory in the early 2000s met with strong resistance from farmers, many of whom had a number of working dogs. Stew Wadey, Waikato Federated Farmers senior vice-president, dressed in costume to present an anti-microchipping petition at Parliament in 2006. As a result of the campaign, farm dogs were exempted from microchipping.
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Photograph by Mark Mitchell
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