Dogs NSW have contacted their members to object to an Option proposed in the NSW animal welfare Taskforce 2012, an Option they themselves recommended, being an integral member of that Taskforce.
Click here to understand what’s going on….
To be specific, they support Breeder Licencing for non Dogs NSW members, and want an EXEMPTION for themselves ( cynical us believe this would drive more membership applications, but that’s another matter).
They want “self-regulation”.: From their paper to members:
“Dogs NSW Breeders already have in place a well regulated system which provides for;
• Education and Training prior to the granting of a Breeder’s Prefix
• Proof of Residential Address verifying actual location of approved breeding premises
• Compulsory Microchipping prior to registration
• Availability of the Limited Register to restrict breeding of surplus animals
• A Code of Ethics which sets the highest standards in breeding practises and commits all Registered Breeders
to compliance with all relevant legislation
• A regulated investigation and inquiry program to deal with breaches of our Code
• A traceable Membership Number which can be used in puppy advertisements
The Taskforce proposal has the potential to add a further tier of registration on Dogs NSW Breeders
which would undoubtedly bring with it unnecessary and unjustifiable further regulation and costs. Dogs
NSW Members need to be one voice in opposing it. “
We think this is as good a time as any to reveal cracks in their “well regulated system” and breaches of their Code, and breaches of their “regulated investigation program” on breaches of their code, which we are told that they often ignore.
Action you can take:
If you have information, direct experience, or evidence, please post your story in the comments section below. We will never reveal your name or email details – all is confidential. Please, only FACTS and information, no exaggerations! We don’t want a legal letter from Dogs NSW ……..
And if they ARE squeaky clean, then that’s OK too!
In late 2010 Animal Liberation Campaign Co-ordinator Jacqueline Dalziell took a position as a employee in a well known Sydney pet shop. Over a 3 month period she took observations and filmed breaches of the Code of Practice.
The TV report was screened on Today Tonight and can be viewed on COMPANION ANIMAL NEWS click here
( Please nb to click at the bottom to go direct to some other Animal Liberation pet shop diary stories.)
In February 2011 she presented this report to the RSPCA NSW:
Store Owner: XXXXXXX (DRP note: this store is one of a well known large chain of Pet Stores across the country)
In efforts to expose how animals suffer in pet stores, this year I took a job working undercover in a XXXX store. I worked approximately 2-3 shifts (approx. 6-8 hours) per week, for approximately three months. I was hired having no formal qualifications in animal care. I recorded everything I saw and heard. READ MORE HERE
10 strategies for change at your local Council pound – an action list you can use.
If you are a volunteer worker or rescue volunteer at a Council Pound and are concerned about circumstances there, here are some practical things you can do. read more here..
The NSW Code of Practice for Pet Shops was introduced in August 2008 to much fanfare by the NSW DPI.
We are all asking: so what are the results of the COP? How has it benefitted aninimals in pet shops? to find out, read more here…
We were told by one of our readers that a tradesman attended their house for some work recently.
It transpires that his brother owns Warriewood Pet Shop in Sydneys northern suburbs. He confided that the brother makes over $40,000 pa from sales of live animals….
DRP Comment and actions you can take:
There are many pet shops who have decided that they will not sell puppies and kittens from breeders ( some help rehome homeless animals from pounds or rescue groups – a practice we strongly support). We need to support these pet shops. Pet Shop Stars here..
There are many of us who will not spend a cent in pet shops that sell animals, go here to download feedback cards for pet stores you will not support. I wonder how much business pet shops selling animals ( not homeless animals) are losing because we go elsewhere?
Personal communication from Mark Townend, CEO RSPCA Qlnd. May 2010
“I have mentioned this before but the main reason for euthanasia of dogs is behaviour – especially in regard to those that are not trained and socialised early in life.
At our new facility at Wacol, we will have the opportunity to ramp up in Qld the areas of Animal Training and Behaviour. As from July this year, with a new budget in place we will be launching a new Behaviour Helpline Service in Qld.
Generally, my aim is to instigate a RSPCA nationally accredited animal training service that would be reasonably sustainable and implemented right across the country. read more here..
Puppy Farm Awareness Day is designed to raise awareness of puppy farming in Australia. Many people are unaware that this cruel industry is alive and well in this country and each year hundreds are duped into paying, sometimes thousands of dollars for an unhealthy farmed pup. read more here