Changes to Victoria’s Code of Practice for Shelters and why we should all care


The Victorian DPI seems intent on making it as hard as possible, if not impossible for Rescue groups and Foster groups to continue their work in saving animal lives.

So, we want to bring your attention to a very excellent information article written by Saving Pets which summarises the situation really well and which also advises on actions you can take. Please access here………

It is essential that we all work together to stop this nonsense. The Vic DPI doesn’t seem to understand that the overwhelming evidence is that Rescue and Foster Groups play  a major and significant  part in saving the lives of pound and shelter animals. They should be  a part ov every community based startegy to stop the killing. Why is the Vic DPI so called “Animal Welfare Group” so against it and fr0m whom are they taking their advice? What is behind all this? Ask the questions – we need answers.

Do you have a pet that came from a rescue group? If so, please go to the Dog Rescue Association of Victoria facebook page and post your story with a picture!

Please action these now as you only have a few more weeks till the closing date for submissions: 29th April.

Interstingly, here is the definition of “Animal Welfare” that the Vic DPI use:

‘Animal welfare’ means how an animal is coping with the conditions in which it lives. An animal is in a good state of welfare if (as indicated by scientific evidence) it is healthy, comfortable, well nourished, safe, able to express innate behaviour, and if it is not suffering from unpleasant states such as pain, fear, and distress. Good animal welfare requires disease prevention and veterinary treatment, appropriate shelter, management, nutrition, humane handling and humane slaughter/killing. Animal welfare refers to the state of the animal; the treatment that an animal receives is covered by other terms such as animal care, animal husbandry, and humane treatment. “

Humane slaughter/killing? And what about getting the animals a good home? Doesnt that come into it?

Do you have any comments about the Victorian DPI and their work with the comanion animal pound and shelter issue? let us know!


2 thoughts on “Changes to Victoria’s Code of Practice for Shelters and why we should all care

  1. carol maroun April 4, 2011 / 12:03 am

    This is a ploy by the Gov. to get rid of as many animals as they can.i have always known this. The New World Order(so )called )is coming and the Gov. wants less people and less animals. Iam a Psychic person((Psychics Australia) and I really beliieve this to be the case. In my 60 years I have seen much evidence of this, some first hand and recently in Sydney. I havent space to tell all, but Iam happy to discuss furthe r with any interested parties. Iam an Animal activist and we must band together to stop thiis, Unfortunately peaceful ways dont seem to work thes days. One day I know that Animal people will have to fight big time in every way you can think of. THis is a n Attack and they wont stop at anything,

  2. Wendy April 5, 2011 / 4:46 pm

    How very sad life has become,unfortunately cross breeding has been happening for a long time, for example the Mule haf donkey half horse, Ligers & Tigons, Lion and Tiger, even humans do not stick to their own kind hence we have so many flaws,faults and genetic problems. The most dangerous of all is the fact all crosses seem to inherit the worst of their species. Even family inter breeding, whether it be Humans or Animals produces the worst part of families and of course many cause the crippling deseases/faults to tiny children.
    One day the world might wake up to itself, I just hope it is not to late.

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