The Courier-Mail

Laws against puppy farms expected early next year

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A CRACKDOWN on puppy farms is looming, and laws to stamp out the practice are to be introduced early next year.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced yesterday another round of consultati­on on puppy farms and dog breeding, which she says is needed to get the regulation­s right.

The new laws will require anyone with more than 20 puppies to be a registered breeder and ensure the dogs are microchipp­ed at 12 weeks of age.

“If people start purchasing their dogs from registered breeders, it’s g going to ensure it it’s harder for t these illegal p puppy farms to operate,”o Ms Palaszczuk (pictured) said.

There are an estimated 100 illegal puppyp farms in Queensland.la

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