David Wood talks to Lisa Chalk from Animals Australia who explains some of the problems associated with Puppy Farming.
Animals Australia say the pet industry is estimated to be worth $8 billion annually. With such a lucrative industry that has a lack of regulation and industry oversight, unscrupulous breeders thrive and hide, resulting in puppy factories that exist to constantly churn puppies for a profit.
The Victorian government is introducing what will be the most stringent laws in Australia so far, limiting the number of breeding dogs per facility and ending the sale of dogs through pet shops. Other states, while starting to address community concern about puppy factories, are still lagging woefully behind and major reform is needed.
For more you can visit http://www.animalsaustralia.org/