The Queensland Government has recently taken steps towards introducing new legislation for Dog Breeders with a view to stamping down on Puppy Farmers and Backyard Breeders. This includes dogs that “accidentally” become pregnant!
The new legislation that came into effect on the 26th May 2017 now means any person or business must not give away, supply, sell or advertise a dog that was born on or after the 26th May 2017 without a supply number that identifies the breeder.
You only have up to 28 days after your first litter is born to register.
The supply number can be any one of the following:
• a breeder identification number (BIN) – available online when registering as a breeder
• a breeder’s membership number provided by a breeder organisation that accredits dog breeders, and is approved by the Minister as an “approved entity”
• a breeder permit number provided by a local government issuing permits/registrations to dog breeders and approved by the Minister as an “approved entity”
• a unique number that identifies a person as a recognised interstate breeder and is provided within their state
• a breeder exemption number (BEN) – available to certain eligible persons who qualify for a breeder exemption.
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It would be great if the USA would follow in those footsteps, but it is unlikely. You can read about what Trump has done regarding animal welfare and abuse. Pretty messed up. http://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/news/animalia/wp/2017/02/03/the-usda-abruptly-removes-animal-welfare-information-from-its-website/
It’s an embarrassment.
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Yes I have been a bit slack lately…my little boy had an injury a few months ago and my mind and time has been with him. It will be interesting to see how this new legislation works. I don’t know how it will be manage. However, I figure something needs to change so hopefully it is just a small step towards pushing out puppy farmers and stopping mum and dad backyard breeders.
I guess time will tell if it is working 🙂
In Chatham County GA they just passed a local ordinance that targets the backyard breeders. If a breeder is found to be breeding any mixed breed dogs or dogs not registered by AKC or UKC they have to spay the female, neuter the sire and all the puppies too. This in addition to paying a “Super Breeder” fee that will help spay/neuter the animals at the shelter. They are going after the breeders that sell on social media and craigslist and those sold out of the trunks of cars.
This ordinance allows for any breed that reaches popularity and starts being unscrupulously overbred to be targeted and stopped from reproducing and adding to the overpopulation of mixes seen in all shelters.
Unfortunately this will not stop the puppy farmersit will just give them a permit number to make them look reputable
The reputable breeders will be once again be the target
I have wondered how “they” will manage it.