MP continues fight to protect puppies with new legislation
THE STATE government is pushing forward with its legislation dubbed 'Protecting puppies' with a new report tabled by Gladstone MP Glenn Butcher yesterday afternoon, as the relevant committee's chair.
If the legislation passes the parliament, backyard breeders will have less wiggle room.
The proposal, which has the support the RSPCA and Dogs Queensland, is designed to end the practice of 'puppy farming' and will force breeders to be registered.
Mr Butcher said under the changes inspectors would be checking likely places such as classified ads and markets.
The legislation will be debated at the next parliamentary sitting in May.