SAVE OUR ANIMALS! BAN PUPPY MILLS IN AUSTRALIA

  • by: Julie-Anne Turner
  • target: The Prime Minister of Australia Julia Gillard, Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (Australia) Forestry (Australia) Tony Burke

I am from the state of Victoria and watched the news, where in 2008, 101 poodles and other dogs had been neglected within a breeding establishment. My heart aches for the dogs and hopefully those that have survived, are progressing since being in the great care of the RSPCA?  It deeply saddens me that the poor dogs have been exploited by being used as breeding machines and confined to small, dirty spaces in order to fill the greedy puppy farmers pockets for the $.


All of the dogs were in poor condition, with matted fur clotted with urine and faeces, ear infections, and some infested with maggots. From this occurrence, I am so against puppy farming or back yard breeding , which are popping up everywhere all over the country, unnoticed, and not monitored strictly by local and animal welfare authorities.


Sadly purebred puppies or x breeds are produced in massive numbers.  The female dogs are forced to breed back to back, with very little rest between litters. Unfortunately the dogs live in conditions that are inhumane, lacking in quality food and shelter, little veterinary care, overcrowded cages, little freedom to roam, and needing love by humans. The puppies are then sold directly either to pet shops, via the Internet or newspaper advertisements within Australia.


Now is the time to fight against inhumane puppy mills.

I cannot stress the importance of introducing stricter laws relating to animal welfare in this country and want to help put an end to puppy mills and other inhumane animal farms. By abolishing puppy mills, there will certainly be a decrease in unwanted pets and overcrowded shelters. It just breaks my heart to see so many pictures of animals living in anguish.


 More devastating, I came across yahoo 7 members room and was totally horrified what I read. Sadly one member commented that unfortunately they had to put their German Sheppard down because they had temporally placed their dog in the care of the same Boarding Kennel that the 101 dogs were rescued from (which legally I cannot name), whilst in the process of moving to WA. My wish is for authorities to look into the matter further and stop inhumane puppy farming.


YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!


Save our animals from imprisonment and cruelty and allow them the opportunity to live a wonderful life.


So please join in the fight to ban puppy mills by signing my petition today! 




We the undersigned,

request that you ban all puppy farming of a large scale in Australia. It is also our wish that new consistent laws in every State and Territory are introduced where procedures and practices are implemented, such as mandatory licensing to strictly monitor all breeders, groomers, kennels and catteries in Australia by the appropriate authorities, and ban the sale of pets in shops and via the Internet. Time to educate the public by encouring them to purchase a pet from a rescue organisation or pound.

Unfortunately the recent raids by the RSPCA and police in QLD where 101 dogs were seized, is a very sad and devesting example of inhumane and many unregistered breeders and boarding kennels. All of the dogs were in poor condition, with matted fur clotted with urine and faeces, ear infections, and some infested with maggots. This, unfortunately is not an isolated case and there are puppy farms hidden all over the country, because at present the law fails to protect the animals from exploitation. Even when  non compliant puppy farms are reported to Local Councils, in most cases they still get away will selling their puppies for a large sum via the Internet, whist waiting for a Local Planning decision or VCAT ruling. This is just not on and must not be condoned.


Is this what Australia should be seen as?  We are those poor animals voices.  Our furry friends did not asked to live in conditions that are inhumane, lacking in quality food and shelter, little veterinary care, over crowded cages and little freedom to roam and having little contact by humans. The puppies did not ask to be sold directly either to pet shops, via the Internet or newspaper ads within Australia and overseas. All animals have a right be loved and have space to roam.

NOW IS THE TIME!
Don't allow the cruelty to continue with the puppies parents, that are forced to breed back to back or are locked away in dirty pens, forgotten and left to die not knowing love from a human. Make the laws better than just providing adequate shelter, food and water. Please ban all puppy farming and back yard breeding , which is not monitored strictly by local and animal health authorities and stop the sale of pets in shops and via the Internet.


Save our animals from imprisonment and inhumane cruelty and allow them the opportunity to live a wonderful life. You can make a difference.


Thank you for taking the time to read this letter.
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