Submissions urgently required for SA govt select commitee review into cats and dogs as companion animals.

URGENT PLEASE”. The 2013 Review of Dogs and Cats as Companion Animals by the SA Government will be closed for public submissions on 16th January.

SELECT COMMITTEE ON DOGS AND CATS AS

COMPANION ANIMALS
The House of Assembly of the Parliament of South Australia has
established a Select Committee to investigate and report upon the
legislative and regulatory management of the trade in companion
dogs and cats, with the goals of the elimination of cruelty and the
reduction of the numbers of unwanted animals being euthanized,
and in particular consider –
(a) options for the regulation of welfare standards for
breeding companion dogs and cats;
(b) the adequacy of regulation of the source of companion
dogs and cats for sale;
(c) the feasibility of a mandatory cooling off period between
registering intent to purchase a companion dog or cat
and taking possession of the animal;
(d) the adequacy of the regulation of non-retail-shop trade in
companion dogs and cats;
(e) how the registration, micro chipping and desexing of
companion dogs and cats might address these goals; and
(f) any other relevant matters.
SUBMISSIONS
Submissions, in writing, are invited and should be received no
later than 16 January 2013. The link for you to get the documents you need is :

 http://www.parliament.sa.gov.au/Committees/Pages/Committees.aspx?CTId=3&CId=276

A very kind person who has asked to remain anonymous, has sent me their draft document as a basis of submission. I have taken this and added my own recommendations and ideas. You can download this document and use it as you wish if it helps you create your own submission.

The link is http://dl.dropbox.com/u/15878506/South%20Aus%202013%20review/SA%20awelfare_submission_items_jan13.docx

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