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Sale of puppies and kittens in pet shops banned

Neil Mitchell
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The Andrews Government says they’re moving towards banning puppy farms with amendments to legislation announced today.

It comes after the government tried to clean up the industry last year, with the Domestic Animals (Puppy Farms and Pet Shops) Bill, but the laws were met with huge protests from the industry.

Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford told Neil Mitchell said there was a “level of non-compliance” the government was not aware of, but now that’s been fixed.

“Puppies and kittens won’t be able to be sold in petshops unless they are part of an adoption program,” she said.

Under the changes, small breeders will be allowed a maximum of 10 fertile dogs and commercial breeders allowed 50 fertile dogs.

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Neil questioned the Minister’s understanding of the legislation and said he was “not convinced” with the changes.

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