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Legislation relating to the breeding of puppies and 'puppy farms'

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

Helen Weil
53 Evans Grove Road
GLENVIEW QLD 4553

Total Signatures - 1477

Sponsoring Member: The Clerk of the Parliament

Posting Date: 27/03/2019

Closing Date: 9/06/2019

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

Queensland residents draws to the attention of the House to the failure of the BIN (Breeder Identification Number) to curtail irresponsible breeding of puppies. The BIN, in its present form, is just a number and acts to legitimise unrestricted breeding of puppies for profit. There is no limit to the number of bitches kept for breeding or the number of puppies produced. The Mandatory Animal Welfare Standards are not enforced and no-one accepts responsibility for the enforcement.

Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to review and amend the current legislation such that:

(1) A breeder, or breeding facility, can have one and only one BIN which is attached to a limited number of breeding bitches (maximum of 10) (as in the current Victorian legislation); and

(2) Mandatory Standards are enforced with those responsible for enforcement nominated in the legislation and held accountable. There is no point in having mandatory standards when they are not checked regularly for compliance. Standards S2 (complete, accurate records) and S3 are most essential for welfare but at present totally neglected.