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Call for formal Enquiry into the NSW pet industry

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I, AS A SUPPORT OF ANIMAL WELFARE IMPROVEMENT, FORMALLY DECLARE MY SUPPORT FOR INDEPENDENT MINISTER CLOVER MOORE’S MOTION FOR A SELECT COMMITTEE INQUIRY IN THE NSW PARLIAMENT.

I SUPPORT THE MOTION:

MS CLOVER MOORE to move—

That this House:

(1) Appoints a select committee to inquire on companion animal welfare with the view to improving their welfare.

(2) That the committee consider the following:

(a) The number and cause of companion animals arriving in NSW shelters and pounds each year and their outcome, such as whether they get re-homed, re-united or euthanized;

(b) Breeding of companion animals;

(c) The practices associated with the sale of companion animals including from pet shops, markets, pounds, shelters, on-line, classifieds, or to the overseas market;

(d) Mandatory desexing including prior to sale;

(e) The effectiveness and enforcement of Department of Primary Industries’ companion animal policies, standards and guidelines;

(f) The effectiveness of the Companion Animals Act and its application by local government;

(g) The effectiveness of micro-chipping;

(h) Treatment of companion animals travelling by airplane;

(i) The impact of pet bans in accommodation including apartments, strata, retirement villages, and rental properties;

(j) The impact of pet bans on public transport;

(k) The existence and effectiveness of education programs on responsible pet ownership, including the importance of desexing;

(l) Data collection by government and non-government agencies to inform and monitor companion animal welfare; and,

(m) Any other matter relevant to improving companion animal welfare.

(3) That the Committee consist of six members as follows:

(a) Ms Clover Moore, who shall be Chair of the committee;

(b) Three shall be from the Government; and,

(c) Two non-government members.

(4) That the members be nominated in writing to the Clerk of the Legislative Assembly by the relevant party leaders within seven calendar days of the passing of this resolution.

(5) That at any meeting of the committee four members shall constitute a quorum.

Notes by Deathrowpets:

 

The enquiry needs to establish: -real data, real pound figures and the real statistics on breeding, dumping and animal management and disposal /rehoming -the inter-relationships between government officials and all the entities in the commercial pet industry -what goes on in the supply chain of mass production breeders, registered or unregistered, the backyard breeding industry and through pet shops - how and from where animals are sourced, and the treatment they receive at all steps in the supply chain -why people surrender or dump their animals in increasing quantities -why and how NSW hi-rise housing policies prevent people from keeping pets at their homes -the cost to the NSW Taxpayer of this supply chain that produces more animals than it can currently find homes for -the human and emotional costs to the thousands of pound workers, rescuers, volunteers, foster carers and euthanasia technicians involved in a broken system -what PR and marketing influences have been applied to government by vested interests in the pet supply chain -why vested interests continue to obfuscate the reasons for mandatory desexing at point of sale or at the correct age called upon by animal welfare groups. And finally and not limited to, how and why the animal welfare strategy by a number of Councils does not serve the interests of the animals.

 

 

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Deathrowpets is an information and action group established to inform the public about the reasons behind and the actions that can be taken to stop the senseless and un-necessary killing of healthy animals in Australian Pounds and Shelters. FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT US AT WWW.DEATHROWPETS.NET
  • jessica Walker law
    jessica Walker law Australia
    Nov 27, 2015
    Nov 27, 2015
    euthanasia is murder.
    Owners can't find their dog, even when the dog is microchipped.
    Some education for our children should be provided ata schools, and a tv show...to promote dog rescue. Dogs are being stolen and breed! i should be able to take my dog on the bus! Dogs must be desexed before sale. You have clueless people breeding dogs for a buck! Meanwhile, dog suffers trauma at loss of her babies, becomes emotionally unstable, and needs actual emotional rehab from ordeal to normalize her behaviour.
  • Nicolle Rae
    Nicolle Rae Australia, Thomastown
    Feb 24, 2015
    Feb 24, 2015
    There are no word to express my utter horror at this story,we are about to send our two very much LOVED frenchies to the UK and i am having so many doubts about the trip we have arranged for them now, how can I begin to tell you how much this has affected me, I could not stop crying, to think that you have lost your dear little boy (child) I have to say child becuase we care for our pets as our children and this is the most horrible story I have ever heard , my tears are with you! please, PLEASE do something!!!! I do have to say the people at the airport have a lot to answer for and should also be held accountable for this horror, doing nothing is as bad as doing harm!
  • Nicolle Rae
    Feb 24, 2015
    Feb 24, 2015
    There are no word to express my utter horror at this story,we are about to send our two very much LOVED frenchies to the UK and i am having so many doubts about the trip we have arranged for them now, how can I begin to tell you how much this has affected me, I could not stop crying, to think that you have lost your dear little boy (child) I have to say child becuase we care for our pets as our children and this is the most horrible story I have ever heard , my tears are with you! please, PLEASE do something!!!! I do have to say the people at the airport have a lot to answer for and should also be held accountable for this horror, doing nothing is as bad as doing harm!
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