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Greens want to regulate the puppies and the kittens

By johnboy - 15 February 2012 20

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.

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Greens want to regulate the puppies and the kittens
Ben_Dover 1:18 pm 15 Feb 12

Baldy said :

Did you read the article or was this just a knee jerk reaction to the term “the greens”?

It was more a reaction to the recent wave of interference from the Greens than anything else, this does have some merit.

Pandy 1:16 pm 15 Feb 12

JazzyJess said :

I support these proposals 100 percent. However, this isn’t going to have much impact on my dimbulb neighbour who refuses to desex his cat. The poor thing has litters every few months.

NSW

JazzyJess 12:03 pm 15 Feb 12

I support these proposals 100 percent. However, this isn’t going to have much impact on my dimbulb neighbour who refuses to desex his cat. The poor thing has litters every few months.

Baldy 10:54 am 15 Feb 12

Zeital said :

I agree but I wonder how they are going to police this, are they going to get a dedicated team and give them the powers to enforce the rules something to the like of the Americas Animal Services teams…? (maybe that can make that into a TV show as well lol)

Baldy said :

I would have also included outlawing any puppies or kittens sold from puppy and litty mills as well. That is animal cruelty.

they have to find the mills 1st and again have the people to do that or just shut down every pet store selling cat/dogs in Canberra XD

I still think there will be people that just breed there dogs once and sell them under the radar

Sorry. Did articulate my point very well. I meant stop the sale of animals from breeding mills in the ACT, since most of the Mlls are in other states.

Baldy 10:52 am 15 Feb 12

Ben_Dover said :

Are the Greens determined to have a a new; “we’re going to interfere in your lives, cost you money, throw taxpayer dollars around like confetti,” policy every day now?

Vote ’em out!

Did you read the article or was this just a knee jerk reaction to the term “the greens”?

carnardly 10:47 am 15 Feb 12

Responsible pet owners will probably have no problem with many of those rules as our pets are desexed and microchipped anyway.

It will not stop pet dumping at christmas time, every holidays, or when the untrained “nuisance” starts destroying the home.

Unfortunately the idiots with the unconfined and undesexed cats and dogs will probably continue to do what they’ve always done. How many free kittens etc are on all classified each week. Why don’t people take the time to pay for a desexing. At least the RSPCA has “pay for a desexing, get the dog free” idea.

Zeital 10:47 am 15 Feb 12

I agree but I wonder how they are going to police this, are they going to get a dedicated team and give them the powers to enforce the rules something to the like of the Americas Animal Services teams…? (maybe that can make that into a TV show as well lol)

Baldy said :

I would have also included outlawing any puppies or kittens sold from puppy and litty mills as well. That is animal cruelty.

they have to find the mills 1st and again have the people to do that or just shut down every pet store selling cat/dogs in Canberra XD

I still think there will be people that just breed there dogs once and sell them under the radar

Holden Caulfield 10:41 am 15 Feb 12

Hmm, why can the Greens regulate the little boys and the little girls.

Could save heaps on welfare costs and all!

JessP 10:37 am 15 Feb 12

I agree with this 100% Its about time. About the only proposal from them thats made any sense.

Thumper 10:35 am 15 Feb 12

I can completely agree.

colourful sydney rac 10:28 am 15 Feb 12

Finally, an issue I agree with the Greens on!

Baldy 10:26 am 15 Feb 12

Totally agree with this proposal. This way if the dogs and cats ever go wild they can’t breed and if tehy are cought the owner can be held responsible for them.

I would have also included outlawing any puppies or kittens sold from puppy and litty mills as well. That is animal cruelty.

Ben_Dover 10:25 am 15 Feb 12

Are the Greens determined to have a a new; “we’re going to interfere in your lives, cost you money, throw taxpayer dollars around like confetti,” policy every day now?

Vote ’em out!

schmeah 10:11 am 15 Feb 12

Never been a Green voter – never will be, but I agree with this proposal.

Some of those puppy farms are horrendous .. the animals, both the puppies and the breeding stock are treated terribly and there is really no regulation against systemic in-breeding that perpetuates genetic problems and diseases which animals (and their owners) have to endure. If you’ve ever been to a ‘farm’ to pick up your pet, it’s like walking into a commercial pig-pen .. there can be hundreds of animals kept in the equivilent of concrete bunkers ..

Adopt rescued pets, and lessen the demand for breeders.

HHR 9:57 am 15 Feb 12

It’s about time.

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