Ban Cruel Puppy Mills Throughout Australia

Target: Anne Ruston, Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Australia

Goal: Demand that Australia adopt a nationwide ban on puppy mills and the sale of non-rescue cats and dogs in pet stores.

The Australian state of Victoria recently passed a law that effectively bans all puppy mills and the sale of non-rescue cats and dogs in pet stores. Thanks to this new law, breeders will be forced to have no more than 10 fertile female dogs or be subject to strict new regulations. While this is a step in the right direction, no such legislation exists anywhere else in Australia, where commercial breeders can still subject dogs and cats to years of misery and inhumane confinement.

Under the new ban in Victoria, pet stores will only be able to sell rescue cats and dogs, which will encourage adoption rates. Additionally, not only will breeders be limited to a certain number of dogs, they will also have to register all animals, making it possible to trace puppies and kittens back to wherever they came. If all of Australia were to adopt similar legislation, it would be far more difficult for breeders to subject their dogs to the cruel and abusive treatment that puppy mills are infamous for.

No animal anywhere should be bred continuously and commodified as disposable objects. Sign the petition below to urge the Australian government to adopt a nationwide ban on all puppy mills and similar operations.


Dear Assistant Minister Ruston,

A bill has passed in Victoria that requires dog breeders to limit the number of fertile female dogs they have in their possession to no more than 10. It also cracks down on pet stores and mandates that they only sell rescue cats and dogs. Combined, these efforts will effectively ban puppy mills throughout the state in a first-ever move for Australia.

Cats and dogs in far too many commercial breeding operations face years of abuse and neglect. Females are often kept continuously pregnant and are confined to tiny cages. Our companion animals deserve far better than this. I urge you to follow Victoria’s example and call for a similar ban that will apply nationwide and put an end to this unethical form of breeding throughout Australia.


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  1. Gen Lovyet Agustsson says:

    no dogs allowed in mills.

  2. Rachel Davies0 says:

    It is unimaginable that the Victorian law passed does not apply federally. Why the hell do we apply rules that are universally acceptable to states only??? People have worked for years to get this outcome. Even with the new law applied in Victoria, breeders are allowed up to 50 dogs – this is way too high. Who will monitor this on. Regular basis. These puppy breeders are u scrupulous and cunning. Dog breeding must come to an end someday. We have millions of dogs globally that are ill treated and starving. Such a disgrace ……

  3. gabriela torres says:

    Dear Assistant Minister Ruston,
    Demand that the recent Ban that applies in Victoria be applied in all the Australian nation to spare all dogs and cats from years of misery and constant cruel suffering from breeders that are only interested in making money …

  4. Ban Cruel Puppy Mills Throughout The Whole World.

  5. Anyone that wants to breed a dog should have to pay $10,000 per year for a permit. If caught without a permit, jail for a minimum of 15 years per dog and not one day less.

  6. All Puppy Mills Should be closed down now & all breeders should be checked & fully licenced. no person should be allowed too breed sick pups deformed pups all just too make money. why dose it take so long too understand these are just hell hole run by monsters they have no love of animals just money & the poor little scraps die & leave dreadful lives because of them.

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