- The Federal Government of Australia
A puppy mill or puppy farm is a large dog breeding facility created to mass produce puppies for profit.
Breeding dogs are kept in cages or pens for their entire life with the sole purpose of producing puppies for pet shops, internet sales and overseas markets.
In Australia these farms have anything from 20 to 1000 breeding females who are kept constantly pregnant or lactating in order to keep up with demand. The health, behaviour and temperament problems found in puppies from puppy mills are well documented and for each cute, fluffy litter of puppies seen in a pet shop window their mother is likely to be suffering the fate of a puppy mill dog.
We, the undersigned, call on the elected Members of the House of Representatives assembled in the Australian Federal and State Parliaments to:
a) ban the sale of animals from retail outlets in Australia;
b) ban advertising that uses the display of animals or their pictures to promote impulse buying;
c) restrict the sale of animals to qualified registered breeders and registered shelters and rescue organisations;
The Stop Puppy Mills: Ban Pet Shops From Selling Animals petition to The Federal Government of Australia was written by Samantha Sollamuthu and is in the category Animal Welfare at GoPetition.