Did you know, along with rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming animals, RSPCA works tirelessly with government, industry and other stakeholders to promote better welfare outcomes for all animals in WA? Last year, there were some very exciting milestones in this space. Find out a bit more about the biggest wins for animals in 2021 below.
1. Stop Puppy Farming laws pass
You might have heard about the State Government’s new laws to stop puppy farming. Well, they finally made their way through Parliament at the tail end of 2021 and can now be made into law! The changes will bring accountability and structure to dog breeding in WA, which has gone unchecked for far too long. Key pillars of the legislation include:
- the mandatory sterilisation of dogs by the time they’re two years of age
- a registration requirement for anyone who wants to breed dogs
- a centralised registration system, and
a requirement for pet shops to transition into adoption centres.