Australian Winter 2014
Vol 24 No 2


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Pet Industry News
Magazine for the People of the Pet Industries in Australasia
Pet Industry News is Australia and New Zealand’s only pet trade magazine. Published four times a year, around 4000 copies of the magazine are sent free of charge to every pet-related business in our region including pet shops, aquariums, kennels & catteries, grooming business, wholesalers, major vets, etc


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OFI (Ornamental Fish International) has received the terrible news that its Secretary General, Dr. Alex Ploeg, his wife Edith, their son Robert and his friend Robin, perished in the plane crash above Ukraine on Thursday, 17 July. They were on their way to a well-deserved and much-anticipated vacation in Asia.


Pets in Aged Care - New Grant Program -

Animal Welfare League Australia

 Pets in Aged Care Grant Applications Now Open
Elderly Australians and their pets will receive an extra helping hand this year, with Animal Welfare League Australia (AWLA) announcing a new small grants program to deliver $10,000 funding to support pets in aged care settings.

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Government acts against wild dogs

The Minister for Agriculture has launched the National Wild Dog Action Plan and announced Commonwealth funding to lessen the impact of wild dog attacks which are causing financial and emotional distress to farmers across the country.

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Aussie Animal Channel joins Yahoo7!

Sydney, Australia, June , 2014 – Yahoo7 and Media Animal TV today announced a content deal delivering short-form video content to Yahoo7 Lifestyle.

 Media Animal TV, a new online show hosted and produced by former television newsreader Tracey Preston, showcases unique Australian animals and equally unique human personalities. The short-form video series delivers some of the most unexpected animal stories from Australia and beyond and introduces you to the inspirational tales of ordinary people doing extraordinary work with animals.

“We are so thrilled to be able to share our stories with a much wider audience through Yahoo7.  Some of these never told before animal stories are simply amazing, a lot of them are hilarious and others are just plain weird, but they’re all completely entertaining,” said Tracey Preston.

 Caroline Casey, Director, Audience and Product, Yahoo7, Said, “Yahoo7 Lifestyle, which achieved one million unique users in April 2014, is a premium destination for those who are passionate about Health, Beauty, Parenting, Homes and Pets and is anchored by leading brands Better Homes and Gardens, New Idea, Men’s Health, Women’s Health.”

“We’re excited to announce this content deal with Media Animal TV to provide Australians access to even more great lifestyle content,” said Caroline.

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History of the PIAA

NSW Government response to
Task Force Recommendations
NSW Code of Practice Inspection Report
NSW Retailers should use this Check Sheet to ensure
your standards comply with the state laws.
Other states should also use this as a guide to minimum standards
Checklist for Pet Shops

The revised Animal Welfare Code of Practice - Animals in Pet Shops became effective in September 2008. All pet shops need to comply with the Standards in the Code. Copies of the Code are available from:

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