What’s this about?
Community feedback is sought on regulations for dog and cat breeders. This is in response to increased reports of puppy factory activity driven by an unprecedented demand for pets during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Consultation Paper:
- proposes to introduce a dog breeder licensing scheme to provide additional oversight of larger-scale breeders.
- seeks feedback on which dog breeders should be required to obtain a licence.
- sets out key principles to inform the development of the licensing scheme – that it should be easy to understand, that costs should be proportionate, and that it should minimise unintended consequences.
The paper also seeks feedback on whether the current requirements of the Breeding Code should continue to apply, or whether change is needed.
Have your say
Have your say by Friday 31 December 2021.
Submit your feedback using the consultation method listed below.