End Puppy Mills by Demanding Pet Shops Only Sell Rescue Animals


Target: Annastacia Palaszczuk, Premier of Queensland

Goal: Replace ineffective new breeder registration bill with a complete ban on selling non-rescue dogs to prevent overpopulation and cruel puppy mills.

A bill passed by lawmakers requiring dog breeders to be registered will do very little to effectively protect the animals. While requiring all breeders to register is a good initial step, authorities in Queensland, Australia, should be monitoring dog breeding more efficiently with the aim of ending all puppy farming in the state. Pet shops should also be required to sell animals from shelters and rescues only in order to combat pet overpopulation and high numbers of animal euthanasia.

Dogs exploited by illicit puppy mill breeders are often kept in cramped and filthy conditions and forced to give birth to litter after litter before being abandoned when they are too old. Their puppies often have heath issues as a result, which can lead to suffering and premature death. Puppy mill operators should not be allowed to continue cruelly exploiting animals for profit. Two other states, Western Australia and Victoria, have already introduced policies to turn pet shops into adoption centers.

Sign this petition urging Queensland authorities to follow other states’ lead and ban the sale of non-rescue animals.


Dear Ms. Palaszczuk,

A bill passed in Queensland requiring dog breeders to be registered is unfortunately not effective enough at combatting cruel puppy mills. This is a good initial step, but tougher legislation is needed to protect countless animals from suffering at the hands of illicit breeders.

Animals in puppy farms are often bred in dirty and cramped conditions, which results in suffering and health issues. Puppy mill operators should not be allowed to carry on mistreating and exploiting animals in Queensland, especially while Western Australia and Victoria may soon turn pet shops into adoption centers.

I urge you to introduce similar legislation in Queensland and ban the sale of non-rescue animals.


[Your Name Here]

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  1. Jan Syverson Jan Syverson says:

    Shut down ALL animal breeding until all rescue animals have a loving home and there is no euthanasia.

  2. Demetrios E. Lekkas PhD says:

    To be truly effective, a legislation like that ought to become international, or at least as international as possible. Besides all, a most crucial thing here is to raise objective awareness everywhere. We know a lot will be lost because we torture and kill it for kicks or because we don’t care, that’s the horrifying truth.
    In the coming days, when only a fraction of the animals and plants and grounds will have been saved and preserved, activist organizations like this one will be hailed by future generations as armies of angels and saints.

  3. sandra mason says:

    I won’t sign this until they include cats in their request for protection.


  5. Karen shepherd says:

    All animals need loving and protection from the sick freaks who abuse for fun or profit.?

  6. Cynthia Mattera says:

    Yes, this is what needs to happen. Pet shops should ONLY be selling rescued and abandoned pets from shelters. NO REASON for breeders or puppy mills to continue breeding, until every last animal has a home!!

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