In USA the ADTP has managed to get the selling of same stopped on gumtree and related sites, why not here? It is virtually impossible to even get a contact address on gumtree and nobody does anything about it.
I decided to do a bit more checking as to ways we can stop this. I came across the site below and have posted here some of the information I got where action is being taken in USA to protect animals (and there were literally hundreds!) – why on earth is SA not more pro-active and why on earth can we not get something done like this here??
The following is taken from a website called PIJAC ( Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council) and to see what they are all about have a look at the READ FURTHER below. We have to get something done.
SA is in danger of becoming a country with Feral dogs and cats walking the streets as has already happened in many overseas countries. We just do not have enough shelters or homes for the dogs being bred at present and action has to be taken.
I searched Google with various options including Dog Law in SA and only thing I could come up with is lawyers one could contact for dog bites and stopping dog fighting!
CALIFORNIA: Burbank City Council Votes To Move Forward With Retail Pet Sale Ban Ordinance
Date Posted: October 22, 2012
Last Modified: December 3, 2012
UPDATE: On October 16th, the Burbank City Council voted to proceed with drafting an ordinance banning the retail sale of dogs and cats in the city. The vote occurred after the presentation of a report by the Council's Planning & Development Committee. The draft language could be presented to the Council for consideration at its December 11th meeting.
FLORIDA: "Animal-Related" Businesses Face New Regulations In Collier County
Date Posted: October 1, 2012
Last Modified: October 19, 2012
UPDATE: At its October 4th meeting, the Collier County, FL Domestic Animal Services Department recommended that the Board of County Commissioners consider an ordinance establishing "standards of care for domestic animals". Groomers, pet shops, kennels and breeders in the county would all be affected upon passage of this ordinance.
FLORIDA: Pasco County To Require Breeder Permits and Amend Other Animal Laws
Date Posted: January 6, 2012
Last Modified: November 15, 2012
UPDATE: On November 7th, the Pasco County, FL Board of County Commissioners deferred a public hearing on proposed amendments to the county's animal control ordinance until November 20th. Among the amendments are proposed permit requirements on kennels, pet dealers and breeders.
MICHIGAN: Commercial Breeders Facing Limit Laws and Inspection Fees Date Posted: January 25, 2012
Last Modified: January 26, 2012
UPDATE: HB 5230 and HB 5231 have been assigned to the House Committee on Regulatory Reform, which SB 891 and SB 892 have been sent to the Senate Committee on Agriculture. None of these bills have been set for committee hearing yet.
NEW JERSEY: Pet Sellers In New Jersey To Face Hefty Fines For "Overcrowding" Date Posted: January 13, 2012
NEW YORK: Erie County Legislature To Hold Hearing On Establishing Animal Abuse Registry Date Posted: April 25, 2012
Last Modified: August 24, 2012
UPDATE: A proposed local law, establishing an Erie County animal abuse registry, was on the July 16th agenda of the County Legislature's Energy & Environment Committee.
WISCONSIN: Dane County Considering Ordinance To Ban Possession Or Sale Of Live Exotic Animals Date Posted: October 7, 2012
Last Modified: October 10, 2012
UPDATE: The Dane County, WI Board of Supervisor's Public Works & Transportation Committee considered an ordinance banning the possession or sale of live exotic animals at its October 9th meeting. The committee will consider further amendments to the ordinance at a future meeting.
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