The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC) is progressing the State's key election commitment to stop puppy farming and the number of unwanted dogs in Western Australia.
Key actions proposed in the Stop Puppy Farming election commitment included a centralised dog registration system, compulsory dog sterilisation and pet shops being transitioned to adoption centres.
A consultation paper has been released and is now open for public comment. Dog breeders, pet shops, veterinarians, local governments, dog owners, and members of the community are invited to actively participate.
The project is supported by an Implementation Working Group that will provide recommendations on how the proposals can be implemented.
The working group is chaired by Lisa Baker MLA, Member for Maylands and includes representatives from:
Australian Federation for Livestock Working Dogs
Local Government Professionals Australia WA
Australian Veterinary Association
Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries
Pet Industry Association of Australia
Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (Consumer Protection division)
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (Animal Welfare Regulation division)
WA Rangers Association
Dogs Refuge Home WA
WA Local Government Association
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