UPDATE: Check out our latest investigation into puppy farmer providing to a Brisbane pet store that is misleading consumers.
Companion animals are a big part of Australian culture with around 5 million of the 7.5 million households in Australia being homes to dogs, cats and other animals. The companion animal industry is big business and estimates suggest it generates a profit of $8 billion annually.
The Queensland Government recently announced a Bill (Animal Management (Protecting Puppies) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016) to protect dogs and puppies in this state. While some of the proposed changes are very welcome, the legislation falls well short of what we believe is really needed to protect these animals and put a stop to puppy farming. Read more...
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Premier Palaszczuk described puppy farms as "dogs kept in squalor, and forced to have litter after litter, in conditions that don't meet the dog's behavioural, social, psychological and physical needs."