The Greens’ Caroline Le Couteur is banging the drum for more regulation to control cats and dogs breeding outside of legislative constraint.
The Greens’ Bill includes:
— Licensing of cat and dog breeders, and mandatory standards for breeding operations
— Desexing of appropriately aged pets at point of sale
— Strengthened animal cruelty laws
— A new system of microchip traceability to ensure breeders are known
— Regulation of the advertising of animals for sale
— Limiting cat and dog sales to licensed and regulated sellers.