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Abolish pet rat restrictions in Western Australia!
Petition Background (Preamble):
Many shires and districts across Perth have the following by law (or similar) that restricts the sale or keeping of rats and instead lists them as pests along with mosquitos and cockroaches, regardless of their domesticity.
"(1) Subject to Sub-section (2) an owner or occupier of premises shall not, on or from those premises -
(a) keep or permit to be kept a rat; or
(b) sell or offer for sale or permit to be sold or offered for sale a rat."
Horrendously, scientific and research facilities are exempted from the ban but rescue centres, healthy rat breeders, and everyday domestic rat lovers are included!
Please sign this petition asking the Department of Environment and Conservation to allow all citizens to keep domestic rats, regardless of their location!
The Abolish pet rat restrictions in Western Australia! petition to Department of Environment and Conservation was written by Hannah Oatley and is in the category Animal Welfare at GoPetition. Contact author here. Petition tags: rat, rat keeping, pet laws, pets, anzie rose rattery, rat laws