Domestic Animals Act Update

Dear Gordon Setter Club of Victoria members,

Below is the latest update from Dogs Victoria, outlining some strategies. Should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL MEMBERS

Domestic Animals Amendment (Puppy Farm and Pet Shops) Bill 2016

The meeting on Wednesday at Bulla regarding the Domestic Animals Amendment (Puppy Farm and Pet Shops) Bill 2016 was attended by in excess of 500 concerned members. DOGS Victoria President Wayne

Fleming addressed the meeting explaining the conversations and meetings that had taken place since being advised of the Bill on Wednesday October 12. These included a meeting with the Minister’s staff and the Domestic Animal Unit and a conversation yesterday between our President and the Minister for

Agriculture Jaala Pulford MP. This resulted in attendance at the meeting by Government representatives and the Domestic Animal Unit enabling members to ask questions and express their apprehension around the proposed Bill.

While there was some acknowledgement of member concerns, Management Committee believe that it’s imperative that members continue to make their voices heard on this issue.

The most effective way is to contact your local member via phone, email or letter.

If you don’t know who your local member is or need contact details click on the link below and search the categories under Members of Parliament on the right hand side

http://www.parliament.vic.gov.au

To help in expressing your concerns three template letters have been placed on the DOGS Victoria

website. Please be aware that these will be ignored if a number of exactly the same letter are received so please make changes and personalise them to you situation, particularly during the opening paragraph.

Below is the link to the letter template

http://www.dogsvictoria.org.au/MembersArea/LatestNews.aspx

Finally Management Committee wish to thank everyone for getting behind this important issue and

encourage everyone to maintain the pressure and keep up the fight.

 Meeting at KCC Park—Tuesday October 25

The President of DOGS Victoria, Wayne Fleming has a meeting with the Minister for Agriculture, Jaala Pulford MP on Monday night.

To ensure that members receive the most up to date information, the meeting at KCC Park on Monday night October 24, has been transferred to Tuesday October 25.

The meeting will be in the Lyndhurst Rooms at 7.30pm at KCC Park, 655 Westernport Hwy, Skye.

Members are requested to bring their membership cards.

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