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  • Angela Pollard
    Sep 8, 2010
      At the meeting on Tuesday 7th September, we agreed to circulate the RSPCA
      proposal for discussion. Can you please post your copmments in the yahoo
      group. Commnents are due by the 15th of September. If there is general
      agreemnt, i will sent an endorsement to the RSCPA from AL&EP.


      cheers ange.

      Dear Sir/Madam,



      RSPCA Australia considers puppy farming to be a significant national
      animal welfare issue. To address puppy farming at a national level and to
      generate much needed discussion and debate regarding this serious animal
      welfare issue, RSPCA Australia released the RSPCA Australia Puppy Farm
      Discussion Paper in January 2010, available here: [
      http://www.rspca.org.au/assets/files/Campaigns/RSPCAPuppyFarmDiscussionPaperJan2010.pdf
      ]http://www.rspca.org.au/assets/files/Campaigns/RSPCAPuppyFarmDiscussionPaperJan2010.pdf



      Back in January 2010, RSPCA Australia called for submissions on the
      Discussion Paper with the intention of seeking comment and feedback from a
      broad audience. To achieve this, the paper was sent to key stakeholders
      and was made publicly available on the RSPCA Australia website. We
      received over 100 responses to the Discussion Paper from individuals and
      various organisations. All of the responses were carefully considered,
      summarised and used to help develop a draft consensus document, based on
      the framework of ideas presented in the Discussion Paper.



      In August, RSPCA Australia convened a meeting involving a number of key
      stakeholders, including representatives from the AAWS Companion Animal
      Working Group, Australian Association of Pet Dog Breeders, Australian
      National Kennel Council, Australian Veterinary Association, Animal Welfare
      League Queensland, DeathrowPets, Dogs NSW, Master Dog Breeders and
      Associates, NSW Young Lawyers, Pet Industry Association Australia, RSPCA
      NSW, RSPCA QLD, RSPCA Victoria and RSPCA Australia to work through the
      consensus document and reach agreement on a final version. The attached
      document reflects the outcome of that process: it presents a series of
      agreed problems, desired outcomes and ways forward which, if implemented,
      would bring a complete end to puppy farming in Australia.



      The next stage of this vitally important work is to garner a substantial
      base of support for the actions presented in this document. The wider the
      support base, the more effective we can all be in effecting change in the
      regulation of the breeding and sale of puppies in Australia.



      To indicate the support of your organisation, we are seeking a letter
      indicating formal endorsement of the attached document.



      If you do not represent an organisation you can still write to us to
      indicate your support as an individual and we will include you in future
      communications and activities.



      The initial deadline for endorsement is Monday 20 September 2010. All
      organisations that have signed up by this date will be able to be included
      in subsequent media activities and can be named on the website which will
      act as the public face of this initiative. If you aren’t able to sign up
      by this deadline, there will still be the opportunity to endorse the
      document at a later date, but obviously the more organisations we can
      involve at the beginning, the better.



      Please feel free to pass this document on to any other interested parties
      for their formal endorsement. This is an inclusive process and all
      organisations that support the actions presented in the document are
      welcome.



      If you are likely to have any problem meeting this deadline, or have any
      questions regarding endorsing the document, please do not hesitate to
      contact me.



      Thank you.



      Yours sincerely,







      RSPCA Australia

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