The Victorian Government is proposing tougher laws on pet breeders to try to stop inhumane treatment of cats and dogs.
If re-elected in November, the Government will give councils the power to shut down rogue pet breeding operations and immediately seize animals.
Agriculture Minister Joe Helper says breeders that have five or more fertile female dogs or cats would also have to register as domestic animal businesses.
"I must stress that the vast majority of pet breeders do so responsibly and they have nothing to fear from this," he said.
"But those few rogue ones that don't do the right thing by animals and perform acts animal cruelty will be pulled up really hard under the legislation we propose under the next term of Government."
The Pet Loo Team feel strongly about giving everyone the chance to be pet owners, it was one of the initial reasons for the invention of The Pet Loo. However, we believe that all animals should be treated humanely and back the Victorian Government on their recent decision to crack down on ‘Puppy Factories’ – those who churn out puppies and kittens in large numbers to maximise profits with little regard for the welfare of the animals or pet over-population.