Chris Minns explains how new puppy farm bill will affect breeders
A new puppy farm bill has been passed in the NSW upper house by one vote.
Labor voted in favour of a joint Greens-Animal Justice Party bill, with a series of amendments.
Pet shops will be now able to sell dogs from approved breeders, instead of being only allowed to sell animals to be rehomed.
NSW Opposition Leader Chris Minns told Ray Hadley anyone who has five breeding dogs or less is now exempt from the bill.
“We recognise a lot of people do this for recreation and small business, our amendments exempt them so they’re not caught up in the bill.
“A lot of negotiation with breeders and the industry has gone into this, so it’s very pleasing it has finally passed.”
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Minister for Agriculture and Western NSW Dugald Saunders told Ray Hadley the bill should have been voted down in the house.
“All this is going to do is send puppy breeding underground, Chris Minns needs to take responsibility for this stupid bill.”
“This will just drive breeders into the black market, they will continue to do what they are doing. It’s a ridiculous piece of legislation.”
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