If you’re visiting this page now, I’m sure you’re one of the people who are passionate about this issue. We all want it to reach a wider audience, but just how much of this is in the news nationally at the moment? A quick google search came up with some pretty relevant results for Australia in 2015.
Here are some of the big ones to get you up to speed:
– http://www.9news.com.au/national/2015/10/14/13/17/sa-govt-backs-mandatory-pet-desexing October 14, 2015
– http://www.heraldsun.com.au/leader/outer-east/oscars-law-celebrates-pet-shop-closure-at-westfield-knox-after-concerns-flagged-on-facebook/story-fnrwkhlp-1227512521174?sv=7e72e183b1e3c7e91a32c1848563da7d September 4, 2015
– http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/new-pet-shop-rules-to-stop-puppy-farms-come-into-force-20150702-gi3bqc.html July 2, 2015
– http://www.smh.com.au/environment/animals/nsw-election-2015-labor-to-ban-puppies-from-pet-shops-20150320-1m3x88.html March 21, 2015
I’m pleased to say that these are overwhelmingly positive. We have legislation change, and successes for animal rights groups like Oscar’s Law (who have objectives in line with this campaign).
Now imagine within the next year, getting up one morning to check the news as you might already do, and seeing the headline “NSW passes legislation to stock only rescue animals in pet shops”. Now that’ll be a good day.