Ban use of Security Guard Dogs in Victoria (Aust) for industrial/junkyard and commerical premises for commerical profit
- Legislative Assembly of Victoria (Australia)
"Guard dog" or "security dog" companies are listed in the yellow pages, just like any other company pitching a service or a product. The dogs are essentially treated like commodities that are leased and sold for profit.
As "working dogs", most guard dogs are given only the care required to ensure that they will be able to perform their so-called job. Anti-cruelty laws apply to guard dogs, but the insidious nature of the neglect which guard dogs are likely to endure makes their plight one that cannot be properly addressed by these laws. This is especially true since guard dog companies often "rotate" dogs, making it nearly impossible for anyone to closely monitor their condition.
Rotation is routine practice in the industry and is intended to keep guard dogs unfamiliar with their location in order to prevent them from becoming "too friendly" towards people in any given area.
Guard dogs are placed on vacant, run-down properties where they are regularly exposed to hazards including shattered glass, rotting garbage, insecure construction and malicious passers-by.
Owners of guard dog companies that lease and/or sell guard dogs are motivated by economic interests and the people with whom they contract are pre-occupied with protecting their property. The animals' interests are not taken into consideration in this business equation and suffer for it.
To the Legislative Assembly of Victoria:
This petition of certain residents of Victoria draws attention of the House the cruel treatment of dogs used as a security mechanism for the protection of Industrial Yards in Victoria.
The petitioners therefore request that the Legislative Assembly of Victoria
BAN THE PERMANENT CHAINING AND ISOLATION OF DOGS AND BAN THE USE OF INDUSTRIAL YARD DOGS AND DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT ALTERNATIVE SECURITY SYSTEMS THAT CAN BE MADE AVAILABLE IN PLACE OF USING DOGS AS A GUARD/SECURITY MECHANISM.
The Ban use of Security Guard Dogs in Victoria (Aust) for industrial/junkyard and commerical premises for commerical profit petition to Legislative Assembly of Victoria (Australia) was written by LAURA TERESA and is in the category Animal Welfare at GoPetition.