In Europe you microchip pets. For those of you who are not aware of this system, your pet has a microchip inserted by a small shot gun into the back of their neck. This microchip which is the size of a grain of rice has a unique number on it.You are then the registered owner of this animal and if the pet is lost it can be traced to you. And believe me this works - our cat, lost in Geneva, was traced back to our vet in Liverpool who contacted us and told us that our cat had been found.The woman who found her had gone to her vet with our cat and her unique number was traced to us.
Here, as with all things Indian, there is a twist to the tale and it is snakes, like king cobras, that are being microchipped. As the art of snake charming has apparently being banned this is the way the government is giving some limited licences to the owners of the slithery creatures.
Just glad I am not the vet in charge of this job !