Laws against puppy farms expected early next year
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