ABC Life Matters; 7 October 2010
This unregulated industry generates hundreds of millions of dollars a year selling pups to pet shops and online.
According to animal welfare groups, conditions in some of these farms or factories are often poor, even cruel. Dogs are bred in back to back cycles, and are kept in unsanitary conditions, often without veterinary care.
And with estimates that one quarter of these animals sold each year are eventually euthanised in pounds and shelters, pressure is growing for regulatory reform through what’s known as ‘Oscar’s Law’.
Shatha Hamade is an activist, lawyer, and member of the Barristers Animal Welfare Panel in Victoria, she’s currently is drafting Oscar’s Law to regulate the industry in Victoria.
More info: Oscar’s Law