New laws for all Queens­land dog breed­ers

Warwick Daily News - South West Queensland Rural Weekly - - News -

QUEENS­LAN­DERS could have re­as­sur­ance pets they bought had been prop­erly looked af­ter as the State Gov­ern­ment’s new puppy farm laws started this month, Min­is­ter for Agri­cul­ture and Fish­eries Bill Byrne said.

Mr Byrne, who joined thou­sands of Queens­lan­ders tak­ing part in the RSPCA Mil­lion Paws Walk, said the new laws would start on May 26 and would ap­ply to any­one giv­ing away, sup­ply­ing, sell­ing or ad­ver­tis­ing dogs born on or af­ter that date.

“Many Queens­lan­ders are con­cerned about the wel­fare of dogs and pup­pies be­ing sold and sup­plied in our state,” Mr Byrne said.

All new pup­pies will need to have a breeder iden­ti­fi­ca­tion num­ber, known as a Sup­ply Num­ber. The sup­ply num­ber can then be used to find in­for­ma­tion about the breeder us­ing the on­line Queens­land Dog Breeder Reg­is­ter.

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