Monday, September 13, 2010

Claws out for greedy pet breeders

John Elder

PUPPY farms are to be outlawed if the Brumby government wins the next election.

Dog and cat breeders found to be deploying inhumane practices risk having their animals seized and their operations shut down, said Agricultural Minister Joe Helper. Local councils will be empowered to conduct the seizures.

Under the proposed animal welfare laws, breeders must register as a domestic animal business if they have five or more fertile female dogs or cats. Until now, the threshold for registration was 10 breeding animals.

Penalties will be doubled to almost $2400 for pet breeders who do not register with their council or who do not comply with a code of practice

Mr Helper said a ''smart pet-buyers' guide'' could allow buyers to ensure their pet is acquired from a registered breeder complying with the new standards..." More

1 comment:

Cat Breeders said...

Our goal is to bring this information about inhumane cat breeding to the public so the potential
buyers can become informed about what is happening to our registered pedigreed cats, along
with the trusting buyers who have to horrible
burden of caring for sickly pets they purchased.