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The key benefit of compulsory microchipping of all dogs is improved animal welfare.
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Standards of animal welfare applied in Wales.

The Animal Welfare web pages provide information on:

  • Animal Welfare Act 2006
  • Welfare of Farmed Animals (Wales) Regulations 2007
  • welfare in transport regulations
  • domestic and farm animal welfare, including codes of practice.

The livestock welfare page details the Welsh Government’s commitment to ensure the welfare standards of farm animals are improved and maintained. This includes during transport, at markets and at slaughter.

This section also contains information on companion/domestic animal welfare.