Stop 'puppy farms' - Review and strengthen the current state legislation

Eligibility - Queensland citizens
Principal Petitioner:
Helen Weil
53 Evans Grove Road
Total Signatures - 1,384
Sponsoring Member: The Clerk of the Parliament
Posting Date: 1/11/2021
Closing Date: 31/1/2022
TO: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland

Queensland citizens draws to the attention of the House the inadequate state government legislation to stop puppy farms. In view of the recent (14/10/21) Sunshine Coast Regional Council's decision, supported by the voices of the councillors and 400,000 submissions ranging from local to worldwide, to refuse a development application for intensive breeding of puppies, it is time for the state government to review the legislation. The BIN (Breeder identification number) does nothing but exacerbate the problem. Mandatory standards should be monitored and enforced.

Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to critically review and strengthen the current legislation including such measures as:

  • true animal welfare as the primary force; 
  • a rigorous BIN (with conditions, proof of expertise, cost and renewal fees);
  • limit the number of breeding bitches (eg. 10 as in Victorian legislation);
  • maintain and enforce mandatory standards;
  • state and local governments working together; and
  • a database to link council registrations, BIN numbers, microchip records and points of sale.