Proposed changes to dog and cat breeding regulations in South Australia

On 26 June 2015, The Animal Law Institute made a submission to the South Australian Parliament with regard to proposed reforms to the domestic animal breeding industry in the Dog and Cat Management (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill 2015 (South Australia) and the Code of Practice For The Welfare of Dogs and Cats in Breeding Facilities. ALI does not support the commercial breeding of dogs, cats or any other companion animals.

credit: jo-anne mcarthur, weanimals.org

credit: jo-anne mcarthur, weanimals.org

Submission on the Animal Welfare (Live Baiting) Amendment Bill 2015

The Animal Law Institute supported the introduction of the Bill into the South Australian parliament on the basis that it introduced much needed changes to the Animal Welfare Act 1985 (SA). The Bill would introduce positive animal protection measures to the South Australian greyhound racing industry. 

ALI commended the introduction of the Bill. It is a positive step towards increasing penalties for the offences of organised animal fights; live baiting; releasing an animal from captivity for the purpose of being hunted or killed; and selling, supplying, keeping or preparing an animal for such activities. 

UPDATE: The Animal Welfare (Live Baiting) Amendment Bill 2015 has been passed the South Australian Parliament, which means that anyone involved in live baiting in the greyhound racing industry could face up to four years in prison or a fine of $50,000.