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Puppy farms must be abolished now

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The closure and banning of puppy farms in NSW must be closed as a matter of urgency following various disturbing news reports over the weekend.

The latest revelations published in Fairfax Media papers – which also refer to an internal RSPCA report – are just more evidence of the existence of a cruel and barbaric puppy factory industry that is prospering, unchecked and ignored, in NSW.

The puppy farm industry is rife with animal cruelty, with case after case exposed by animal rights activist groups such as Oscar’s Law.

The Greens have clearly committed to the abolition of puppy farms and other intensive companion animal breeding practices, and took this policy to the last state election.

We see it as a matter of absolute urgency for the new NSW parliament and we are currently preparing a bill that would outlaw cruel breeding practices and give the appropriate authorities the power to intervene.

There is significant community concern about how animals are treated and we need to elevate the regulation of animal welfare to a level expected by the people of NSW.

This includes the establishment of an independent Office of Animal Welfare to monitor, enforce and drive change in animal welfare law and practice in NSW.

Dr Mehreen Faruqi, Greens NSW MLC and spokesperson for animal welfare


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