News from Queensland – Prohibit the sale of cats and dogs in pet shops

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“Queensland residents draw to the attention of the House the inhumanity and cruel practise of selling cats and dogs in pet shops. Outrageously, pet shops continue supplying these animals to the public. To deter unworthy pet owners from an impulsive reckless purchase, selling cats and dogs in pet shops is already illegal in some countries. Australians need to be aware.

Australia has the highest rate of pet ownership in the world playing an important role in helping save these defenceless animals.

Animal welfare agencies estimate that 130,000 dogs and 60,000 cats are euthanized each year in Australia. Animals are often purchased by ill-informed people who later discard their pet when they realise that pet ownership is not as easy or cheap as they thought. These people see cute animals and make a quick decision to buy, often pressurised by children, but when the same animal gets too costly, they move home, have a bigger family or the animal gets bigger than planned and just stops being cute they often resort to dumping these pets which then have to be euthanized. Additionally these young animals have often come from puppy/kitten “farms” where females are kept pregnant and reproducing for the majority of their lives. Offspring are then kept in small cages in pet shops for most of the day until sold. This petition requests the House to address this and implement change.

Your petitioners request the House to ban all pet shops from selling cats and dogs.”

DRP Comment: All publicity is good publicity – we are seeing increasing action around the country on spreading the news

How you can help: please sign this petition, click on this link.

4 thoughts on “News from Queensland – Prohibit the sale of cats and dogs in pet shops

  1. Cindy Furrie July 6, 2010 / 11:06 am

    The whold of Australia should be looking at banning the sale of dogs and cats in pet shops and stronger laws and penalties need to be implemented to deter those awful people who operate and run puppy/kitten mills. Australia has to realise that all animals have a right to be protected and cared for and all Australians need to be more vocal in demanding the cessation of these barbaric sales. We need to be the voice for our companion animals who are unable to speak out for themselves

  2. Annelies Craig July 6, 2010 / 4:19 pm

    We urgently need to stop the sale of dogs/cats being sold in pet shops as well as closing down these inhumane often unhygienic puppy farms. The RSPCA needs to become tougher with more inspectors appointed and being given tougher laws that can be implemented within the courts. Not just informing a lot of these greedy people at these puppy farms that they need to clean up ‘their act’. The number of animals that are being euthanised throughout Australia everyday is shameful and we need to put a stop to it. How can we comment on what other countries are doing to their animals when what we do on our foreshores is equally as bad.

  3. Cheryl July 12, 2010 / 9:16 am

    I don’t believe in a total ban, pound and refuge puppies /dogs would have the chance of re-homing if they were sold in Pet Shops..

  4. Necia McFarlane July 25, 2010 / 5:53 pm

    Puppy farms are dreadful anachronistic places or torture for innocent animals. They must be banned and this ban must be enforced.

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