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The cruelty of Puppy Breeding Factories, also called Puppy Farms

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

Jennifer Horsburgh
30 Almond Court

Total Signatures - 2391

Sponsoring Member: The Clerk of the Parliament

Posting Date: 11/01/2021

Closing Date: 11/07/2021

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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 that Queensland has some of the worst 'Puppy Farm' laws in the country because:

  • Puppy factories and the sale of animals in pet shops remain legal.
  • There is no cap on dog numbers or litter limits.
  • Dogs can be made to breed until no longer physically able, and back-to-back.
  • Dogs can be killed without a vet.
  • There are no time requirements for exercise, socialisation or enrichment as long as it's 'once a day'.
  • Soft bedding is not a requirement.
  • Up to 600 dogs can be kept in disgusting, squalid conditions in cages and sheds and forced to breed all their lives until they are no longer useful. They can then be abandoned or killed.
  • Nothing can be done to help these poor dogs who never experience love or sun or grass. They live in misery and loneliness because Queensland's weak legislation makes no effort to help them.

Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to demonstrate compassion and care for these animals by introducing and pushing legislation to strengthen these laws.