Big data for dogs?

From Ireland:

Legislation requiring all dogs to be microchipped is to be introduced by Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney.

Mr Coveney told the Dáil it would take some time to put the necessary regulation in place and there would be a proper consultation process to ensure it was done right and was cost-effective.

He said microchipping would apply across the board, as it did already with dog-breeding establishments and the greyhound industry. “We cannot have different standards applying depending on where a puppy happens to come from,’’ he added.

Mr Coveney said he wanted a central database to know how many dogs there were in the country. “Accordingly, if there is a case of a stray dog, or one which has suffered cruelty or was abandoned, we can then establish who owned the dog and take appropriate action,’’ he added.

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"Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts."

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Does this mean that we've been getting dog meat in our burgers?

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You need rather more than an ID chip to figure "which has suffered cruelty or was abandoned." You need doggie life recording.

Google glasses for dogs?

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He probably just wants to track how often they've been going to Mass.

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Accordingly, if there is a case of a stray dog, or one which has suffered cruelty or was abandoned, we can then establish who owned the dog and take appropriate action,’’ he added.

So now people will lop an ear off before abandoning it?

Chips go behind the right shoulder.

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This is partially a result of european Regulation (EC) No 998/2003 which requires tattoo or transponder for any pets transported between two EU countries. In Slovakia, for example, it is required that all dogs, cats and ferrets have chip implanted under fine of 370 EUR. There's also a central register of pets available at https://www.crsz.sk/ganet/kvlsr/petpass.nsf?Open&lang=en

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Austerity!

"Rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic . . . "

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Big data for dogs?

Big Brother for dog owners!

Dog owners do this voluntarily because it greatly increases the odds that their pet will be returned if lost.

That's why it must be mandated?

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Whatever benefits derive from this cannot possibly be worth the bother and expense. Which makes me think, perhaps it's a dress rehersal for children....

Ouch!

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AINT NOBODY GONNA MAKE MY KIDS DRESS LIKE DOGS

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First they came for the dogs, and I did not speak up because I was not a dog.

Being on the Internet, can you prove this?

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microchips to determine abuse?

Can we microchip those pint glasses those micks keep pounding?

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“We cannot have different standards applying depending on where a puppy happens to come from,’’

A good example of the slippery slope in action. One regulation leading to another then another.

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