Thank you Sue Bradford, Sue Kedgley, Keith Locke, and Nandor Tanczos (Never thought I'd say those words) for voting to amend microchipping laws to exclude: farm dogs, guides, hearing ear & companions; and dogs working for police, govt depts, pest control & security. Who'd of thought sanity from that lot?
It is the first significant vote the minority Govt has lost since it was formed last October.Heh. May there be many more. I LOVE it when Dear Leader doesn't get her way :-) Compulsory chipping work dogs was always the silliest, most extreme, futile manifestation of typically knee-jerk, band-aid legislative posturing. Mahuta, Fitzsimons & Turei's inflexible opposition to amendments has made them look like real dum dums as if they needed any help.
A victory for "common sense" (as my electorate MP, Mr Dunne, would say, and I can truthfully call him that now - I switched from the Maori to the General roll) over expensive, unnecessary, ill-conceived, legislative meddling that lefties are so fond of. Cheers Dave Carter & the Nats!