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Outrage over photo of pet industry group president posing with dead cat

Herald Sun; Wayne Flower ; March 07, 2012

Steve Austin

Pet Industry Association of Australia president Steve Austin has been pictured holding a dead cat. Herald Sun

ANIMAL lovers have called for the resignation of the president of Australia’s peak pet trade industry association after he posed smiling for a photograph holding a dead cat.

Pet Industry Association of Australia president Steve Austin is pictured smiling with two friends as he holds a dead feral cat dangling by its neck off a piece of white rope.

PIAA chief executive officer Roger Perkins defended Mr Austin today, saying he was “having a bit of fun” after a day of hunting feral cats in the Kimberleys. READ MORE HERE

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Puppy farms under fire in new policy

Newcastle herald; BY MICHELLE HARRIS 07 Mar, 2012

“DODGY” puppy farms might find it harder to sell their animals to pet stores, as part of a new move to ensure shops source dogs only from breeders who meet animal welfare standards.The Pet Industry Association of Australia said yesterday its member stores would from October sell only puppies from association-approved breeders, whose operations were subject to an independent audit by a veterinarian each year. READ MORE HERE

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