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Compulsory desexing of all cats and dogs

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

Amy Walker
2 Brecon Crescent

Total Signatures - 1535

Sponsoring Member: Steve Dickson MP

Posting Date: 24/05/2013

Closing Date: 30/08/2013

Tabled Date: 10/09/2013

Responded By: Hon John McVeigh MP on 4/10/2013

TO: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland

Queensland residents draws to the attention of the House it is estimated that 250 000 plus animals are abandoned / surrendered / dumped each year because of backyard breeders and puppy / kitten farms around Australia.  The RSPCA in Queensland alone euthanised 6,618 dogs and 9,566 cats in the 2010-2011 financial year.


Your petitioners, therefore, request the House that all cats and dogs over the age of 6 months be desexed unless you are a registered breeder or registered rescue group.