Australian Autumn 2016
Vol 26 No 1


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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



Wildlife Expo 2016 Adelaide May 14th and 15th 2016

Illegal Plants in NSW

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Holiday pet planning: don’t fur-get to prepare!
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Fact sheet on proposed changes to the dog breeding industry in Victoria

Code of Practice - Puppies in pet shops Queensland

Code of Practice - Puppies in pet shops Victoria

Code of Practice - Puppies in pet shops NSW

Code of Practice - Puppies in pet shops South Australia
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Latest News

Monet – Melbourne Housewife

By Bob Croucher

 It’s 2017 and Sheela Hancock (not her real name) is in a bit of a dilemma. Her 3 year old miniature poodle Monet (also not her real name) jumped the fence recently to meet up with her very good friend Stud (his real name) who she met last year during one of her walks. Now Monet has found herself in the family way.

Sheela, while appreciating that it was irresponsible not to have Monet de-sexed, especially after the last time this happened is not sure what to do with the puppies. Last time she took the puppies to the local pet shop and they gave her a few dollars and they all found great homes.

This time she can’t do this. You see, she lives in Victoria and the Agriculture Minister Jaala Pulford (her real name) decided that pet shops could no longer sell puppies in that state.

So, what are Sheela’s options –

·    she could drive to NSW and sell to a pet shop there,  but that a long drive,

·    advertise the puppies on the internet or in the newspaper,

·    take them to the shelter, but they will want her to pay and then they will euthanize them if they can’t be rehomed.

·    There are also some unthinkable options but Sheela is not that sort of person.

Sheela believes that there are better ways of solving the “Puppy Mill” problem if only Jaala Pulford had bothered to consult with the Industry or even better, had a Parliamentary enquiry like they did in NSW.


Cyprinid herpesvirus 3 (CyHV-3)

It is the intention of the New South Wales Government to release a virus into the Murray/Darling river system to eradicate the Carp which are affecting Australian native fish. The Industry has some concerns about the way this is being done. Norm Halliwell has over 50 years’ experience in the Aquarium Industry, breeding, importing and selling all forms of fish. He owned Moorebank Cichlid Centre and then Riverside Aquarium and Cichlid Centre for 33 years. Norm has been a strong supporter of all matters relating to fish and has represented PIAA (then PIJAC) when changes were being discussed by the South Australian Government where he was successful in reducing the number of banned fish. He then went on to the ACT and Queensland allowing a larger selection of fish available to the fish hobbyist. He is currently working on the CSIRO proposal to import a herpesvirus called CyHV-3 which if allowed import will be introduced into the Murray-Darling river system to control (not eradicate- as it will not eradicate) the common carp  which are in plague proportions in just about every waterway on the Continent.

Norm wrote to the NSW Fisheries with regards to this proposal putting forward a number of questions. The results of this letter can be viewed here CyHV_3

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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
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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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