This petition was submitted during the 2017–2019 Conservative government
Petition The option for farm animal sanctuaries to replace ear tags with microchips
Identification ear tags on farm animals for me and many others are a constant reminder of what certain animals are bred for and where they have come from. I have a farm animal sanctuary and all of our animals will be living the rest of their lives at the sanctuary, so ear tags are not necessary.
Farm animals that are in a sanctuary environment, that will never be entering the food chain nor being rehomed I don't believe need to have ear tags nor slap marks or tattoos for pigs.
I believe that ear tags are pointless in a sanctuary, they must be extremely annoying, they can get infected, tags are caught and pulled out. I understand the government want a tractability system in place but microchipping will allow all the information that is needed to be on the microchip.
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