“The Sales Code will apply to anyone that sells animals, including, but not limited to, sales in pet shops, private backyards, fetes, markets, schools, newspapers, internet sales and car-boot sales.
“It includes companion animals, produce animals such as backyard poultry, and animals sold as food in restaurants and markets, such as fish.
“The new Sales Code outlines standards for the care and management of animals for sale and includes mandatory standards enforceable by penalty as permitted under the Animal Welfare Amendment Act 2010 and sets out requirements ranging from what information a seller must supply to a buyer, to the minimum housing, transport and care conditions under which an animal can be sold,” the Chief Minister said.
The Sales Code does not cover stock animals sold in saleyards or the breeding of dogs for the purpose of sale, which are covered in separate codes of practice.
A number of workshop consultation sessions will be held to discuss the draft Sales Code as follows:
– 12 pm – 2 pm on Thursday 19 April 2012 at Ainslie Football Club;
– 6 pm – 8 pm on Thursday 19 April 2012 at Gungahlin Library; and
– 1 pm – 3 pm on Saturday 28 April 2012 at the Southern Cross Club in Woden.