156Fwd(2): RSPCA Australia Inc Puppy Farms - Problems desired outcomes and ways forw
- Sep 8, 2010At 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.
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: [
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 arent 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
If you are likely to have any problem meeting this deadline, or have any
questions regarding endorsing the document, please do not hesitate to
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