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    Thumbs up New Breeding Legislation :D

    Not sure if this is just in QLD, but the Government are drafting new legislation to try and stamp out puppy farms! This is great news, so hopefully it works and no more dogs or puppies have to suffer, it would be nice if they include the banning of selling dogs in Pet Shops, but I doubt that will happen!

    In the Pets Paradise near where I work some dogs stay in there for up to a month, nothing worse that seeing a lone pup just wanting someone to love it sitting in the window or when you see working dogs/large breed pups stuck in those little glass boxes.

    Draft puppy farm standards to include minium cage sizes, care and feeding requirements | Courier Mail

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    Quote Originally Posted by jadielee87 View Post

    In the Pets Paradise near where I work some dogs stay in there for up to a month, nothing worse that seeing a lone pup just wanting someone to love it sitting in the window or when you see working dogs/large breed pups stuck in those little glass boxes.
    Yeah, I hate that too, at the pet shop near me most of the dogs they have are cattle/kelpie/border collie or any kind of mix of these

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    DOG breeders will be forced to keep animal records and meet strict standards for minimum cage sizes, care and feeding under a crackdown on puppy farm cruelty.

    The draft standards, released exclusively to The Courier-Mail, are the first step in a major industry overhaul that will include mandatory registration for big breeders and ask smaller-scale operators to register voluntarily.

    A public campaign will also encourage buyers to dob in unscrupulous dealers and support only registered breeders.

    The move is aimed at stamping out the scourge of puppy farms in which hundreds of animals are kept in squalid and cramped conditions, often with untreated diseases and little food.

    RSPCA foster carer Francisca McDonald yesterday described her shock at the condition of 147 poodles seized after a major raid on a property at Waterford, south of Brisbane, in 2008.


    She said the dogs were gaunt and terrified, with matted hair and weeping eyes after living in small transport crates.

    Mrs McDonald, who owns three rescued dogs, said: "No dog should be put through that. No dog should have to have litter after litter just for financial gain. It's so sad."

    Agriculture Minister Tim Mulherin hoped the standards, developed by Biosecurity Queensland with stakeholders including the RSPCA and Dogs Queensland, would lead to stronger court convictions for cruelty or breach of duty of care.

    He said enhanced microchipping was likely to be introduced, allowing authorities to track pups back to their mothers, and catch dealers who flouted the law by over-breeding.
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    That's awesome!

    To be honest, I am not that worried about petshops selling pups...its where they get the pup from that is the problem IMO. I have never seen an unhappy/unhealthy looking pup in a petshop though so if I did, I might have a different feeling about it.

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    That is indeed great news. It seems though here on the Sunny coast, we don't seem to have many petshops selling puppies but that's excellent about the new legislation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lala View Post
    That's awesome!

    To be honest, I am not that worried about petshops selling pups...its where they get the pup from that is the problem IMO. I have never seen an unhappy/unhealthy looking pup in a petshop though so if I did, I might have a different feeling about it.
    I don't like it because they are really targeting the impulsive buyers here. That is ok if we're talking a new vacuum cleaner or even a goldfish. But not so ok if it's puppies or kittens.

    In Belgium - where I grew up - they banned selling puppies at markets and pet stores decades ago for that reason. But I don't know if it improved the rate of dogs being dumped.

    If you want a dog, there are plenty of other ways you can buy one than through a pet store. I just don't think it's necessary selling them at stores and it doesn't benefit the dogs or the new owners. I think it's a good think to force people to go through some effort to get a dog. There's more of a chance that they'll put some thought into it then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beloz View Post
    I don't like it because they are really targeting the impulsive buyers here. That is ok if we're talking a new vacuum cleaner or even a goldfish. But not so ok if it's puppies or kittens.

    In Belgium - where I grew up - they banned selling puppies at markets and pet stores decades ago for that reason. But I don't know if it improved the rate of dogs being dumped.

    If you want a dog, there are plenty of other ways you can buy one than through a pet store. I just don't think it's necessary selling them at stores and it doesn't benefit the dogs or the new owners. I think it's a good think to force people to go through some effort to get a dog. There's more of a chance that they'll put some thought into it then.
    Yes that is my feeling too...The impulse buying is just not good for a lifetime commitment. I know some people have bought from a pet-shop and have done right by their puppies or kittens.

    MInd you there are a lot of pure bred registered Breeders who do not care where their puppies go either. I just hope all these laws are followed through and not just something else "just to read"

    I mean if you read Dogs NSW Code of Practice

    http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/__data/ass...f-practice.pdf

    It is all covered..........But there are still those who don't and even those who know that there are many who don't follow this practice.

    It is one of my bug-bears.......
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    I dont necessarily think impulse buying i a bad thing.

    All my dogs have been impulse "buys". People can still impulse buy off breeders....soemtimes peoples impulse register or list themselves to get a pup...then when the time comes feel like they cant say no and go ahead with the purchase (and the breeder isnt going to know the difference if they waited for one).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lala View Post
    I dont necessarily think impulse buying i a bad thing.

    All my dogs have been impulse "buys". People can still impulse buy off breeders....soemtimes peoples impulse register or list themselves to get a pup...then when the time comes feel like they cant say no and go ahead with the purchase (and the breeder isnt going to know the difference if they waited for one).
    I agree, we knew we wanted a dog for a long time, but buying Oskar was impulsive, after the real estate approved of getting a dog. I don't think I would buy from a pet store, just for the fact that I am keen to see the parents of the dog I am purchasing, as I have small children. With pet shops, you don't really get that option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lala View Post
    I dont necessarily think impulse buying i a bad thing.

    All my dogs have been impulse "buys". People can still impulse buy off breeders....soemtimes peoples impulse register or list themselves to get a pup...then when the time comes feel like they cant say no and go ahead with the purchase (and the breeder isnt going to know the difference if they waited for one).
    I know where you are coming from, but I still think there is a difference. It is especially those people who never even considered getting a dog and then pass the pet store and have their kids go "Oh, look how cute, can we have one" and are on their way home with a pup 10 minutes later that are a worry. You know, you went out to buy shoes for the kids and come home with a pup instead.

    My first dog I would classify as an impulse buy too. But I still had to go out to the RSPCA especially to meet her. I admit that I actually took a friend there to meet her but ended up taking the dog home myself. But you would not be able to do that anymore these days at the RSPCA.

    Getting a pup from a breeder also allows for more time to think it through, even though we all know that some people just don't think. But still different from the "Oh look, there's a pup, let's buy it" scenario you can get at pet stores.

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