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New laws have been proposed in Australia that will effectively ban the breeding of Labradoodles and other crossbred dogs in the state of New South Wales.
This new legislation seeks to reduce the number of dogs in shelters (a very worthy aim) by banning the breeding of dogs except by recognised breeders. However, the only breeders the legislation currently recognises are those from the Royal NSW Canine Council, an organisation that admits only pedigree and showdog breeders.
Unfortunately, this proposed legislation has been badly written. It will have the unintended side effect of banning ALL crossbred dogs in NSW, along with any dog breed that is not currently recognised by the NSW Canine Council.
If this Bill is passed, the breeding of Labradoodles, Cockapoos and other crossbred dogs will effectively be banned. These wonderful dogs will be outlawed!
Labradoodles were first bred in 1989 by Guide Dogs Victoria, to provide seeing-eye dogs for people with allergies to dog fur. Today there are hundreds of Labradoodles in Australia and around the world who work as Guide Dogs, Assistance Dogs and Therapy Dogs, in addition to the many thousands of Labradoodles and other crossbred dogs that do the all-important work of family pets.
Help fight breedism! Please take action to stop this unfair discrimination. Stop the ban on Labradoodles and other crossbred dogs!
If you live in NSW, please email your objections to your State Member (addresses can be found at http://www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/prod/parlment/members.nsf/V3ListCurrentMembers)
and send a copy directly to Clover Moore at Sydney@parliament.nsw.gov.au
We the undersigned wish to protest against the proposed Animal (Regulation of Sale) Bill 2007. This Bill as written will effectively ban the breeding of Labradoodles and other crossbred dogs in NSW.
We respectfully request that you remove the Bill's pro-purebred bias, and its unfair discrimination against Labradoodles and other crossbred dogs. We urge you to modify the Bill by providing a straightforward and readily accessible method of recognition for the many responsible and ethical crossbred dog breeders.
We thank you for giving this matter your urgent attention.