EVENT UPDATE: The Animal Law Breakfast 2019

Unfortunately Simone Linham, Senior Lawyer at Victoria Police, is no longer able to speak at our Animal Law Breakfast, but luckily Amitoj Singh and Anna Leith from Victoria Police have jumped in to take her place! Please find our amended invitation below. If you haven’t got a ticket, purchase one here: https://www.trybooking.com/BCGJX 

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Companion Animals

Despite the happiness we see in the lives of some companion animals, the stark reality for Australia’s less fortunate cats and dogs should not be overlooked.

Unrestricted breeding, poor identification and a lack of regulation of pet shops and ‘backyard breeders’ are just some of the problems leading to the deaths of nearly 200,000 ‘surplus’ cats and dogs in Australia each year.

Increased law enforcement in the areas of early de-sexing and identification (such as a point-of-sale registration scheme) coupled with better education about ‘impulse’ buying, would lead to a marked fall in the over-population of our cherished pet species.


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