Japanese Animal Management Law

New Regulations of Animal Protection Management Law

The Japan Broadcasting Association (NHK) reported on June 1 that from June 1, 2022, Japan will implement the revised Animal Protection Management Law. After the implementation of the law, operators engaged in pet breeding and pet stores are obliged to implant a microchip with a diameter of 2 mm and a length of about 1 cm for the cats and dogs they sell, which records a 15-digit identification number.

Must-have information in government databases, including ID number, business name, pet name, gender, breed, and color.In addition, owners who purchase pets must also register information such as name, address and phone number within 30 days.


Through the above operations, the relevant departments can compare the identification number in the chip with the information registered in the database to find the owner of the sheltered pet. Japan’s Ministry of the Environment said that the initiative can help pets lost or lost in disasters to return to their owners,  In addition, prevent owners from irresponsibly abandoning their pets.

RBC-Z05 Microchips syringe

RBC-Z05 Microchips syringe

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