Bryan Green, MP
Minister for Primary Industries and Water
Thursday, 6 January 2011
Press release: Focusing on Concerns Over Puppy Farming
The Minister for Primary Industries and Water Bryan Green said today he is seeking to address concerns over puppy farming and backyard dog breeders.
Mr Green has asked the Tasmanian Animal Welfare Advisory Committee (AWAC) to look at the issue and report back.
“I am aware of concerns about the practices of some dog breeders, so called puppy farms and the sale of puppies in pet shops,” Mr Green said.
“It is the role of AWAC to provide advice on animal welfare standards and guidelines and any changes it believes are necessary to legislation.
Mr Green said he will consider the committee’s advice before making any decision regarding regulation of dog breeding and sales.
AWAC will consider the issue when its new board convenes next month.