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.

2 Responses to “Companion Animals”

  1. Nel Says:

    Hi could you please direct me to where I can find a lawyer
    for my lawsuit (dog) against
    a vetenarian in nsw. Thank You Kindly

  2. caitlin Says:

    Hi Nel – sadly we can’t give legal advice (see the blurb in ‘About Us’) – I would contact the Law Institute of NSW or Voiceless to find a lawyer. Good luck!

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Battery Hens

Australia is home to over ten million egg-laying hens, 90% of whom are held in battery cages.

Battery hens live in a space smaller than a sheet of A4 paper, restricting any freedom to express natural behaviours.

Numerous European countries – including Germany, Austria and Sweden – have banned battery cages, and the EU has a total ban set for 2012.

Unfortunately, Australian politicians have not followed this global shift.


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