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Israel adopts tough laws on rabies

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.317.7161.766b (Published 19 September 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:766
  1. Judy Siegel-Itzkovich
  1. Jerusalem

    Israel will soon become the first country in the world to require all pet dogs and cats to have an identifying microchip inserted under their skin and to be vaccinated against rabies.

    The new rules, approved by the economics committee of the Knesset, was welcomed by veterinarians but disappointed animal welfare groups. Professor Shimshony, chief veterinarian at the Agriculture Ministry, said that the new rules will save many people from having to be …

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