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"I don't think the politicians realise that the drought is really starting to bite!!" "When they do, mate, they'll probably have it microchipped!" 12 February, 2008

Reference Number: DCDL-0004984

A farmer sits on his farm-bike reading a newspaper that he has taken out of his letterbox that bears the name 'Upson Downs'. The paper reports 'Farm sector reeling'. He comments to a friend who stands nearby that he doesn't think the politicians realise that the drought is really starting to bite. His friend remarks dryly that when they do they will probably have it microchipped. Refers to the beginnings of drought conditions in various parts of New Zealand in February 2008 and also refers to the policy introduced in 2006 to microchip dangerous or menacing dogs and dogs registered from this date.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Cartoons (Commentary) and Digital images, related to New Zealand. Dog Control Amendment Act 2006, Dangerous dogs, Droughts, Dogs - Law and legislation, Agriculture, Farmers and Integrated circuits.

Part of:
Tremain, Garrick, 1941-:[Includes all digital cartoons published in the Otago Daily Times from 25 July 2005 onwards plus a selection from December 2004 to July 2005], Reference Number DC-Group-0022 (628 digitised items)

Extent: 1 digital cartoon(s)Jpeg image - Resolution 200 dpi; Gray scale (24 bit); Pixel dimensions 1116 x 871. Single art work

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