With the number of cat thefts tripled in the last five years, all 10 million cats in the UK should have easy location microchips. The value of the most expensive species rose to 2,000, equivalent to R $ 15,470.78. Teachers who do not comply with the new rule will be fined £ 500.
The move is expected to be part of a series of measures proposed by a ministerial working group formed by Justice Secretary Robert Buckland, and will include Home Secretary Priti Patel and Environment Secretary George Eustis. The main purpose is to combat the growing illegal market for stolen pets.
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The British newspaper The Telegraph reports that ministers are considering a ban on buying pet money to curb illegal sales. Thieves get more severe punishments as crimes gain more weight and impact in the courts.
In the country, current sentencing guidelines are based primarily on the financial value of a dog or cat, with some activists arguing that fines are often as low as $ 300.
Three-quarters of cat owners have already fitted devices in their pets, but that means 2.6 million cats still do not have a microchip. The same rule applies to dogs in recent years.