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    Minister for Primary Industries, Fisheries and Rural and Regional Queensland
    The Honourable Tim Mulherin

    Minister for Local Government and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships
    The Honourable Desley Boyle

    Thursday, December 23, 2010

    Puppy farms putting cash ahead of care are on borrowed time


    The Bligh Government is planning a dog breeder identification system – a first for Queensland – in a bid to squeeze unscrupulous dog farmers out of the market.

    Local Government Minister Desley Boyle said the dog breeder ID was being developed in partnership with industry to give consumers a pro-welfare choice when it comes to buying a puppy.

    “It is a sad fact that puppy farms exist,” Ms Boyle said.

    “There are unscrupulous puppy farmers out there who keep animals cooped up in cramped conditions where they are constantly pregnant or lactating just to keep up with buyer demand,” she said.

    “These are ruthless operators who typically put cash ahead of care and buyers are none the wiser. Puppy farms are not registered breeders.”

    Ms Boyle said the new breeder ID would change that by assigning each breeder property with its own number and breeders would be required to show their number at pet shops and in any advertisements.

    The Bligh Government is developing the new system in consultation with key stakeholders including the RSPCA, Animal Welfare League, Dogs Queensland, the Local Government Association of Queensland, the Australian Veterinary Association and the University of Queensland.

    Primary Industries, Fisheries and Rural and Regional Queensland Minister Tim Mulherin said at the heart of the matter was improving the welfare of animals.

    “The consensus is we need to move on this issue and we are developing a new policy to help Queenslanders make an informed choice which would squeeze unethical puppy farmers out of the market,” he said.

    “We are not out to get responsible dog breeders who do the right thing – far from it.

    They will be showcased because they will have a dog breeder ID and be proud to promote it.

    “Consumers will be looking for a breeder ID, and good breeders will be in demand.

    “We will also be encouraging Queenslanders to buy only from registered breeders.”

    Other elements of the Bligh Government’s plan include:

    Requiring breeder ID numbers to be displayed at points of sale or in advertising for sale or supply;
    Compulsory microchippping of breeding bitches;
    a requirement that the registration number/microchip number of the breeding bitch must be included as part of the microchip information on all animals bred from that dog;
    Development of Dog Breeder Standards by Biosecurity Queensland (DEEDI) in consultation with stakeholders;
    Breeders to continue to be subject to the Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Act 2008 and the Animal Care and Protection Act 2001 (ACPA) as well as any new requirements under the proposed Dog Breeder Standards under ACPA.
    Consultation with stakeholders is continuing and the new system is expected to be up and running before the end of 2011. It is expected the new Breeder Identification number will be brought in under an amendment to the Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Act 2008.

    Media Contacts: Minister Boyle’s Office – Liam Ferney 0428 199 933

    Minister Mulherin’s Office – 3239 3000



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    That's really good news (provided they actually police it and puppy farmers don't find a way around the new laws). Sounds like a lot of it is based on the End Puppy Farming framework that the RSPCA released. Very good to see that the suggestions are being taken on board by government/s.

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    I will believe it when I see the changes but I really hope it happens..............

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    It will happen CD, just as SP bookmaking became illegal so you could only bet on the TAB,or a levy was put on tobacco,and grog, or controls on Roo shooting were bought in so you can no longer just go shoot a roo, you need tags and a permit,which of course you buy from guess who.

    Nothing actually gets stopped, the Government just works out how to muscle in on profits and get in for their share.

    At the moment too many backyarders are slipping too much money away without giving good 'ol Gov any, they will be stopped, no more backyarders, more and bigger puppy farms, not less, they will register and jump through the hoops to be breeders, people with a few dogs will not bother.

    They are not out to stop puppy farming or pups in pet shops, just tag all breeders, later you can bet the progeny of bitches will be tracked (via the chips, and the fact that you will have to record all pups from each bitch) and if a breeder is producing too many faulty pups action can be taken.

    That part is good, regulations to see dogs are not treated in-humanely we already have, they just needed to be upheld.

    Get ready to pay a lot more in coming years for a puppy!

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    I like the idea of being about to track a breeders pups.
    So how wil they know if the backyard operaters are still breeding if they choose not to register?
    Why can we not just have a law stating it's unhumane for dogs to be caged more than so many hrs out of 24hrs & put a no breeding untill fully matured(which differs from breed to breed) & only to breed a bitch once a year at max. I know policing it would be hard but truelly in todays age how can anyone think it's ok for a dogs sole use to be breeding.
    The price going up dose not worry me as my breed of choise already costs over 3k & maybe less irresponsable owners will buy pups. But most likely it will just result in more puppy farms looking for a profit. As for making money breeding dogs in my honest opinion if they are making anything the dogs welfare is not their first priority as I know the cost of keeping breeding stock healthy & happy not to mention the cost of health check test like blood work ups & hip/elbow x-rays just for a start.
    I hope this new law will help in the being able to track breeders who continuely breed pups with genitic faults & it's a start but I do worry about the puppy farming side.

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    Anyone who breeds without being registered will not be able to advertise pups, papers will need a breeders number to take adds, ditto internet sites within Oz I would think, pet shops will only buy from breeders with a number too, we do not know the finer points yet but if they are determined they will win.A few fines and most backyarders will stop.

    Also we will now come under fair trading laws, dogs will be classed as chattels, seems bad, but in some ways it will make more breeders test for all that they can, if they do not they will be held liable. This would be all breeders to not just ANKC, there is nothing about dogs having to be registered with them or even pure bred so it will apply to every person who wants to breed a litter.

    Once breeders are made more responsible for their genetic messes, more will pick up their acts and test for such conditions as they can, that will be a good thing, too few are testing at this time.

    Not that testing alone is the answer to healthier dogs, it is just a good start, keeping track of performance of progeny is a good indication of the over all health of a line, making breeders more liable will make some leave the industry, and an industry it is, make no mistake about that, but those who stay will have to be up to the mark, or risk getting sued by a buyer or maybe even fined by Bio Security or however will police it, might take a while for all this to happen but it will happen, just watch.

    Hopefully kennels of all breeders will now be inspected and they will condem anything substandard, some rules regarding how many litters a bitch can have in her lifetime will be bought in too, pretty sure something along those lines will come in.

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    Well the way you have just put it dose sound like a great first step & I really hope it dose help the average breeding dogs conditions.
    But it will take alot of policing & what about the amount of dogs sold over facebook everyday?
    I am in no way knocking the new laws just want to point out any future probs they face trying to police it. I really hope they can make it work!!!!!!
    I also hope the standards are better than what is acceptable for a reg breeder now as it stands as long as the pen is of the right sizxe the poor dog can be left in that pen it's whole life & be breed every heat.
    For stable healthy pups you need stable healthy parents & no dog that has spent it's life in a pen is anything near healthy & stable.
    I really hope this works & if there's anything I can do to help I will!

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    Where money is concerned they will police it CD, they got the roo shooters under control and that was a bit thing to do, now there are just so many restrictions and rules only the most professional will bother to go through it all, the same will happen with dogs, might take a kittle while but it will happen.
    As to conditions in larger kennels or puppy farms they will never be as good as they might be but at least if the are inspected and conditions met the dogs will be kept in good health and better than many are kept now, not all in big kennels either have seen dogs kept in horrid condition in small kennels, at least if they are not so many breeders it will be possible to keep an eye on them, all depends on a public servant actuallt doing his job 8>)

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    About the Roo shooters it hasn't stopped shooters from just shooting & selling private & avoiding tags & logs altogether.
    I know heaps of pet food people who will take backdoor meat roo to beef with no stamps & a few individuals that run different shops(take away for example) that buy unstamped sides of beef or lamb etc.
    I know not all breeders have bad conditions but sometimes feel it's the big guys who are so called reg breeders that dogs live terrible lives shut up in pens all the time.
    It really sounds like it's a step in the right direction but I hope when they run into the pit falls that always come they stick to their guns so to say. At least the situation of breeding for profit is getting some attentsion & poeple do care enough to get this happening, good on them & I wish them all the luck in the world. Even if it dosn't fix it as they hope it's sure to be a start & given time to iron out the creases who knows what may be acheived.

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    I had heard of shops in urban areas taking roo meat ect. on the sly, however in the main outback areas where the majority of roos are shot there are no outlets apart from the registered chillers and they will not touch untagged meat, so the bit sold on the sly is a drop in the bucket.

    The same will happen with dogs.

    With all pups having to be chipped, all can be traced back to the breeder and even to a specific bitch, so by and by it will get through to most that unlicensed breeding is not worth the risk.

    The main ones it will stop right up are those with just a few dogs, be they ANKC breeders or unregistered BYB, many will not bother to go through the hoops, they will just stop breeding, not fair dinkum puppy farms though they will get licensed and go right on.

    It is just Government hype that it will stop puppy farms, it will regulate them, they will be inspected, (they are supposed to be now) and they will not be able to sell more pups than they may like to claim, nor will they be able to say they have only 50 bitches if they have 100 so it will do good in that respect.

    They can also be asked to account for where those bitches go when finished breeding, no more shot out the back and body dumped, or poor live dog dumped and left to starve or whatever.

    I doubt that most yet realise the scope of these proposed laws, gone are the days when somebody could just breed a litter from their bitch, many people care very well for their dogs, they rear their odd litter in their house, they look after them like babies and take great care where they go to, these will be stopped along with the careless greedy ones, it is an all reaching law that has less to do with real dog welfare than getting money and controlling people.

    It will in no way stop puppy farming or pups in pet shops nor do they intend to stop either, indeed if strict protocols are in place and followed there will be no reason to stop either, but I wonder at the idea, nothing set up by Gov bodies runs efficiently now so why one would wonder, will these new laws 8>)

    Also, CD what we have seen is only the bare bones of what is to come, we have yet to see the whole picture. though I think we all wanted something done to protect dogs in general, what we are going to get might well be way over the top of what we wanted.

    We already had laws enought to protect dogs if they had been policed, they just were not, nor do breeders all do right by buyers when a faulty pup is sold, they will now be forced to be accountable, that is another good thing.

    We, as breeders have no problems with the new proposed laws, we already do more than is required by law or ANKC so nothing need change in our kennel, except pay another fee of course.

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