Herp Community News - Archive
24th May, 2018
Review of the protected animals management proposal by Qld Govt will effectively reduce reptile and amphibian ownership in the State.
The proposal which includes a new licensing structure that limits the number of species that can be held, along with restricted breeding and trading, reclassification of species and the banning of many reptile & amphibians is infuriating herpetofauna enthusiasts & hobbyists.
A proposed 'Advanced License' which sets people back $685 for a three year license is the ONLY option if they want to keep more than 5 animals, breed and trade. Full proposal here
23rd April, 2018
Proposed pet crackdown confused animal welfare with animal rights.
"It is important to know the difference between caring about the welfare of animals and assigning them rights. One demonstrates our superiority to animals; the other suggests we are no better than them" states Federal Senator in a warning to the Federal Parliament. Full story here:
18th April, 2018
Minister scraps controversial pet owner draft plan after outcry.
NSW Primary Industries Minister Niall Blair has abandoned highly controversial changes -saying his department's proposals missed the mark - that many pet owners say would have subjected them and their homes to the same rules as commercial pet shops. Full story here:
7th April, 2018.
Pet owners to be classified as ‘pet shops’ under proposals.
A discussion paper and a draft code containing proposed changes to NSW's prevention of cruelty against animals (pet shop) legislation recommends that existing rules for pet shop owners should be extended to members of the public who sell or trade animals online and off. They include dogs, cats, rabbits, mice, fish, birds and reptiles. Full story here: