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MOE Publicly Seeks Test Bodies of Animals for Microchip Implantation

July 3, 2006

Mammals, birds, and reptiles among the "Dangerous Animals" and "Invasive Alien Species" designated under the amended Law for the Humane Treatment and Management of Animals and the Invasive Alien Species Act, respectively, are required to use animal identification measures such as microchip implantation.

In order to collect data necessary for securing animal health and safety in microchip implantation, the Ministry of the Environment seeks test bodies for its demonstration project. Organizations that donate the test animals must be public-interest corporations or entities of similar purposes, and be able to provide at least 30 mammals, 30 birds or 60 reptiles of a single or closely related species. The costs of microchips and technical fees will be covered by the project.

Application period: July 3 - 31, 2006
Contact: Office of Animal Companionship, Policy and Coordination Division, Nature Conservation Bureau, Ministry of the Environment

For further information, please visit http://www.env.go.jp/press/press.php?serial=7271
(in Japanese)

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