Have your say: animal breeding practices in NSW
You may be aware that the NSW Parliament has established a Joint Select Committee to inquire into and report on companion animal breeding practices in NSW, in particular issues around limits to the number of animals allowed to be kept by breeders, a breeders’ licensing system and sales of dogs and cats in pet shops. The Committee is calling for public submissions; details on the terms of reference and how to make a submission can be found at the NSW Parliament website.
Submissions close on 15 June and can be made by individuals as well as organisations. Cat Protection welcomes the NSW Government’s initiative in establishing this inquiry which seeks to identify ways to improve the wellbeing and welfare of our four-legged friends. Most of the horror stories we see and hear involve puppy factories but there are health and behavioural issues for cats from ‘backyard breeders’ (we’re not talking about registered responsible breeders) so we’re very glad the terms of reference include cats.
Have your say here.